|Posted on February 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM|
It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul; therefore I will hope in him." -- Lamentations 3:22-24
When we begin to urgently commit to a purpose, it is often said that failure is not an option. We strive to complete a plan successfully but sometimes it goes awry.
In today's tough economic climate, many have been met with loss of employment, lack of sufficient educational requirements, minimal work experience and a profound sense of hopelessness in how to achieve their basic objectives and goals. The resulting depressive state of emotional turmoil, due to their sense of loss, has left a number of folks feeling like failures. This has led, in part, to poor decision-making that commits him or her to acts of self-medication and self-destructive behaviors. Losing oneself in fruitless acts of desperation truly is not an option.
Failure is not final!
By: Bishop James H. Hudson, PhD
Originally posted June 16, 2012 in the Erie-Times Newspaper and on GoErie.com