Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures. (Vincent Van Gogh)

If, as suggested in yesterday’s “Stop and Think,” we do respond to failure by getting up, we have at least the hope of ultimate success. Van Gogh acknowledges that “a whole string of failures” can result in something very profitable. It’s what we learn from those fiascos that will help us move forward with fewer failings and more successes.

And may the Lord our God show us his approval and make our efforts successful… Please, Lord, please give us success. (Psalm 90:17; 118:25)