Thanking God for Failed Relationships

Lord, thank You, for failed relationships!
I know You know what I mean and why I say that.
For as long as things have gone wrong,
You knew exactly where I was at.
From molestation as early as I can remember
(which happens to be three),
to things a child just shouldn’t know,
and neither should a teen.
From dating before I even “became a woman”
to “becoming a woman” with a man,
nothing has been hidden from You,
and by Your grace You’ve held my hand.
—–
So it makes sense that it would take so many failed relationships
to bring me peace in a relationship just with You,
a relationship that cares about my body and spirit,
willing to make my life brand new.
If any of those relationships had succeeded,
I would have never known the peace
in having 1 year of life without anything to do with touch.
The filth would have never ceased.
Being in a wrong relationship only allowed me
to focus on pleasing someone else instead of You,
or maybe enjoy someone saying what made me feel good,
instead of knowing what the Holy Spirit could do.
—–
While I do pray for each one of those souls,
I thank You earnestly for the failure each had.
Thank You for loving me enough to save me for Yourself,
for only wanting good for me, not any bad.
Thank You for allowing failure to be my rescue
of what would only get worse if allowed to last.
Thank You for the years that have brought peace
from the guilt and shame of that past.
Thank You for showing me purity from YOUR eyes,
as mine just could not see.
Thank You for sparing me of a miserable life,
and finding it special to spend a Holy one with me.

1-31-12 Written by Gail Brookshire
(by the grace of God)

32 thoughts on “Thanking God for Failed Relationships

    1. PTL! He’s the best relationship I’ve ever had! ❤
      No one ever cared for me like Jesus!
      There's no other friend so kind as He.
      No one else could take the sin and darkness from me.
      Oh how much He cared for me… and you! ❤
      Thank you for loving words that glorify my Jesus and the testimony He has created for me! ❤
      Thinking of you and keeping you in prayer! Me and God love you, Sue! ❤

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      1. Oh, I so agree! No one ever cared for me like Jesus. He’s the best relationship I have ever had, too. He is my best friend, my husband, my Lord and Savior, my master and my King. Thank you for your encouraging words, Gail. And, thank you for your prayers. I pray you will continue to be encouraged in Christ and to know his love which knows no bounds.

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  1. Beautiful! ❤️ Thank you for sharing your heart with such transparency and openness. I pray that the Lord will use this post to encourage and minister. There are so many broken women out there that are in need of the love from our beautiful saviour.
    Every blessing,
    Hayley 😊❤️

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    1. Praise His Holy and Tender Name!
      God is definitely the one who Heals, Encourages, Ministers, Strengthens!
      I pray for each one who is need of Him so much at this very moment!
      Thanks for being a prayer warrior with me!
      I haven’t forgotten K! ❤

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  2. “Thank You for showing me purity from YOUR eyes,
    as mine just could not see….
    Thank You for allowing failure to be my rescue…..”

    Loved it.

    But maybe not for the same reason or intention with which such a beautiful piece has been written. I am a marketing enthusiast. While reading I was kept thinking about the new Coke controversy of 23rd April,1985. The failure of the new coke made understand people’s love for them and let them connect with them on a deeper level.
    I am working on”‘Brand failures:Something (+) in (-)” and LOL….It goes perfectly with this piece and yes I’m stealing some of your lines with proper acknowledgement…of-course.

    http://www.mymarketindoor.com

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    1. PTL! That is a very interesting view! I remember the new coke taste test times… lol. If God can make a positive out my situation, even in a light hearted smile, it’s His to do what He wants. I’ll be looking to read it.
      Thank you for your kind comment. Glad God was able to make it personal for you! He loves you!

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  3. Thank you for sharing such a powerful story. Sometimes I feel like that. My life is at such a crossroads that keeping my faith strong needs more practice. Sounds strange right? I have learned that failed relationships, whether romantic, friendships or work were meant to be. I’ve learned from them but would never repeat them. I pray and look forward to new and exciting adventures ahead. Every failure I remind myself “Jesus has a better plan for me “. I believe that for us all. God bless you 🙏

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    1. He is so awesome to look out for us! 🙂 Sorry you can relate in the failed relationships, but am so grateful to relate with you in Christ knowing what is best for us! ❤ Do you have a new name or new site? I love it! 🙂

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