“Why are you cast down, O my soul?…Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him.” Psalm 42:5 Many of the songs of Israel were born in seasons of failure. And so it is with us, we are sometimes not ready to see the wonder of God’s wisdom and strength until we are gasping for breath in the exhaustion of our own strength. A recurring story of the Bible is that mountains of faith rise from the valleys of failure. Before discovering the high ground we are looking for, we may need to see the failure of the dreams we hold in our hearts and trust instead in the love, wisdom, and guidance of our God. Learn from your failures, or you will fail to learn.