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How God Works Through Failure

  • Jun 2020 Issue
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Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.—Lamentations 3:22

This month in Today in the Word we’ll look at our disappointments, regrets, and setbacks in a new way—in the light of Christ’s unfailing love and sovereignty. Moses, Jacob, Isaac, the Old Testament prophets, the apostle Peter—none was exempt from failure. Even David, “a man after [God’s] own heart,” failed miserably when he committed adultery with Bathsheba and then sent her husband to war to be killed.

When we see all the people in the Bible who suffered a shameful fiasco at one point or another, it may look like we have no hope . . . until we remember the Cross. We’ll be reminded that our sins are covered with the blood of Christ, and God is merciful before and after we sin. We’ll see failure as a life lesson from the Lord and as a way to revival in Christ. We pray this Bible study will encourage you and help you:

  • Learn from biblical characters who failed
  • Understand better God’s perspective on failure
  • Distinguish between sinful and non-sinful failure
  • Rejoice and trust in our unfailing God

Thank you for studying with us! May the Lord redeem the failures of your life, and may His love keep you and guide you. May you walk close to Him in all seasons.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Brad Baurain, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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