Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.


– Edwin Markham


16 Responses to “Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.”

  1. sarahhamm Says:

    beautiful. and oh so very true. 🙂

  2. maggsworld Says:

    Sometimes (and for me at least) defeat shakes my cockles and unearths what makes me ponder better than victory

  3. Debbie Says:

    You are the sweetest . . .loved the marshmallow test reply! 🙂 It reminds me of that saying of how we may loose some battles, but He has already won the war! May all my defeats shake His glory out of them . . .me!

  4. afirmin71 Says:

    “Out of defeat comes the lessons of victory.”

    Lovely quote!!! 🙂

    Take care Alan

  5. Eric Says:

    So true, so true … have to be willing to find ‘victory’ in defeat, though.

  6. jmjbookblog Says:

    You find the greatest quotes, ‘spoon’…I LOVE them!

  7. I just noticed that this post is dated 12/1/10, but where I am it is still 11/30/10, and only 9:00 in the morning! This made me smile. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  8. This is one of those ideas that is not intuitive, but has much truth in it. Even in defeat we are victorious in Christ, and when we weather defeat and maintain our joy (which is not the same as happiness, it is much better), then God’s glory is revealed. Peace, Linda

    • bendedspoon Says:

      and when God’s glory is revealed
      we can’t help but trust Him
      with the other ‘defeating’ moments.
      Deep inside we knew victory is on the other side
      but doubt if we will pass the marshmallow test
      — do not eat defeat! yay!

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