Raise your hand if you can think of any failures in your life.
A guy named C.S. Lewis had this to say about failures: “Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.”
If you really believe in Romans 8:28, you must also believe that God uses our failures.
“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God” (Romans 8:28).
By “all things,” Paul was including failures. While failures are not good, per se, they work together for good. The lesson here is not to just yawn at your next failure or to accept relapses in your sobriety. The lesson is to learn from your mistakes. That’s the only way they can work together for good.
Recovery Step: Think about your most recent slip or relapse, even if it was several years ago. What is one lesson you can take from that failure, which will serve you in the future?