The Apostle Paul reminds us that though we may think we are at the end of our rope we are never at the end of our hope. When you feel like quitting and when opposition, slander, or disappointment threaten to rob you of the victory, remember that no one can destroy what God has accomplished through you. What happens to you is not what matters most; what happens after that matters more.
“We get knocked down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed.” ~~ 2 Corinthians 4:9
Things don’t always go well. Things won’t always go in your favor. It’s not always what happens to you that matters most; usually, it is what happens after what happened that matters more! Don’t give in to your feelings to give up. Dust yourself off, and get ready to resume the journey. You will heal. Neither your frustration nor your failure is final, just inconvenient bumps in the road. Wow; that sounds like a lot of clichés. But I think that’s good and practical advice.
Do you wish your situation had happened differently? Of course you do, but it didn’t; deal with the reality. Examine your situation honestly but positively. Lay it out before the Lord, asking His wisdom and direction. Don’t waste the experience; learn something useful to help you in the future. Resume life quickly; continue forward as soon as you feel capable of doing so. Expect things to be better not worse. If Paul, writing from prison, was able to say “the things that have happened to me have actually turned out for the furtherance of the Gospel” (Philippians 1:12), then you and I can trust God to rule in the events and circumstances of our everyday lives.