The dialogue with God, which begins with the confession of one's own failures is not depressing, it is liberating. At last, perhaps even for the first time, we have been honest with ourselves about what we are and we have been honest with the one Person before whom there is no deception.
Because we are human, we sometimes fail. No matter how hard we try we still make mistakes, poor decisions, hasty judgements, and badly choosen comments. Sometimes these are intentional behaviours, other times we just 'mess up'.
God reaches to us the way the way he has always reached human beings , through our ordinary flawed lives. No matter what we have failed at , we need to reach a place where we can forgive ourselves for how we have failed. We need to ask forgiveness of God and and of others if we have harmed them. Then we need to turn with trust to the One who readily and endlessly extends the cup of mercy to us.
Scripture: Psalm 25
Be mindful of your mercy
and of your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old
Through the mercy of God, I have had some very inlightening failures. Failings can teach us so much. My parents tried to teach me things that would make my life easier and better. I tried to teach my children the right things to do too. God, in his Word , has left us with a book of knowledge ( the keys of Kingdom) Yet, we still have to try it our way only to fail and then ask forgiveness. One thing I'm learning is to consult with the Heavenly Father before doing things. In the past, I haven't done much thinking, just acting.
I will greet myself mercifully at least once today.
'On Ya' - ma