We leave the church building inspired and filled with Truth and encouragement each Sunday … and somewhere along the course of the week, often we find ourselves in need of a little bit of something to help us through.

Welcome to Extra Strength: a mid-week pick-you-up for the soul. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for extra encouragement and challenge.

Extra Strength for Love Does: Free to Fail. (click to listen to the message)

Failure.

We have all been there.

For some of us, our failure is monumental. It stares us in the face. We can’t get it out of our heads because at that moment, it seems to be all that matters. I have definitely been there.

IMG_5614.JPGEven if we think our failure isn’t that big of a deal, no one likes to fail. But the wonderful thing about failure is that those feelings aren’t permanent!

God says we are not our failure. We are not our past. We cannot be defined by past mistakes because God does not value us based on our efforts and deeds.

God values us simply because He made us. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s such a beautiful truth. God gives us full opportunity to move on from whatever is keeping us behind.

Proverbs 24:16 says “Though the righteous fall seven times, they will rise again.”

If you fall, it’s okay. Pick yourself up, dust yourself of, and just keep moving.

Lean on God; He promises He’ll be there.


Be Challenged:

  • Consider intentionally failing something. And then keep your heart open toward God and receiving His love.
  • Turn your failure over to God and ask Him to redeem it. Consider what He’s already doing in your life in spite of the failure.
  • Work through your Love Does study guide.

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