Scriptures: 1 John 4:13-18
We as Christians can chose to live our lives two ways: we can live with thoughts of what negative might happen to us or we can live with thoughts of what is promised to us by God. The first is based on the fear and the second is based on faith. Both types of thinking can control our actions and our future: fear and faith are completely rooted in the input we receive.
So how we do better understand the process of life? First, we must know that failure is not an event: its a reaction to an event. Second: setbacks do not change who we are in God. Third: we must remember who we are living this life for-Christ! Finally, we cannot use God's Word as an excuse to do stupid things.
God is love: "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love." This verse is not about condemnation, but about the powerful nature of love. By putting our faith in God we inject His love into the events of our lives: love is more powerful than fear and faith. Fear and faith are human: but God is love. God doesn't need us to come up with answers, because He is the answer. God doesn't need our perfection: He is Holy. We just need to trust God a little bit more.