When failure strikes, we seal ourselves from more pain. We look at the ground rather than the sky; we look at the past rather than the future.
Zerubbabel was the head of the tribe of Judah in their return from exile. He led the rebuilding of the destroyed temple, but was stopped by enemies who mocked him, and by some who became discouraged. He felt like a failure, yet there were plenty of things to do. And then one day, Zechariah, began to speak these words:
“What are you, O mighty mountain? Before Zerubbabel you’ll become level ground. Then he will bring out the capstone to shouts of ‘God bless it! God bless it!’ The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this temple; his hands will also complete it.” (Zechariah 4:8-9)
Have you despised your failures? Surrender them to the God who delights in taking weaknesses and showing His strength. See your broken dreams, through God’s eyes: “Not by might, not by power, but my Spirit. (Zechariah 4:6)
With High Hopes,
Pastor Gary Yalung