Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted — Matthew 5:4
When we commit grave mistakes, it just drags us down, stops us from being productive and makes us cry. These are the kind of mistakes that we say to ourselves we wish it never happened. But looking on the brighter side, unintentional mistakes give us the opportunity to experience God’s grace and comfort and by that, we grow.
Peter was all out for Jesus and even said that even if he must die, he will never deny him. But then he actually denied Jesus just as he was told. He wept bitterly after realizing he has actually failed Jesus. But then when Jesus came back, he asked Peter 3 times if he loves him and Peter answered back yes with conviction.
We commit mistakes we never wanted to happen, but from there, God is full of love for us that whatever we have done and how many times we have offended him, he is still willing to reconcile with us just as what Jesus did with Peter. Even though Peter was the offender, Jesus was still the one to reach out. God would do the same for us when we commit mistakes.
We are so passionate of God that our standards for him just goes too high. It’s understandable, but we should keep in mind grace. As leaders in the church, we know that the Lord deserves excellent gifts but let us keep in mind that we ourselves as leaders are also imperfect and we have been shown grace.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. — 2 Corinthians 12:9
Reference: Working Through Failure