One thing we all have in common is failure. I have failed at many things, both personally and professionally, and I’m sure you can relate. In scripture there are many people and personalities who experienced great failure. But God took those failures and rebirth them, redeemed them, renewed them. Because of their failure, God used them in a much greater way. Just because we fail, we are not failures. Failure is never final. Let’s talk through this in May and June–join me at 11:00 a.m.Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson
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Corresponding Scripture: Psalm 32:1-11 (NRSV)
1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 While I kept silence, my body wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
6 Therefore let all who are faithful
offer prayer to you;
at a time of distress, the rush of mighty waters
shall not reach them.
7 You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with glad cries of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 Do not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not stay near you.
10 Many are the torments of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds those who trust in the Lord.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.