I just read From this day forward by Andrée Seu Peterson. Wow!
Before giving you the link to her article, some excerpts to entice you with hope in the midst of failure, defeat, and discouragement:
He has given me a husband who lost 30 years in addiction and 12 years in prison and who assures me constantly it’s not too late because God will use every bit of it for our good, our children’s good, and His glory, and will restore all the years that the locusts have eaten.
…At the very time when you are finally determined to put away “it’s too late now” in exchange for “All things are possible with Christ,” you are looking at a towering stack of failure.
What can God say to one so weary with failure? He says this: “Be strong, all you people of the land…Work, for I am with you” (Haggai 2:4).
Be sure to read the rest of Andrée’s piece!