Remember this: Behind every defeat… lies satan.
As for God… He wants us to be successful, as noted in Deuteronomy 8:18 – But remember the Lord your God. He gives you the ability to produce wealth. That shows he stands by the terms of the covenant he made with you. He promised it to your people of long ago. And he’s still faithful to his covenant today.
EPHESIANS – 6:10-13 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.
While there is a lesson to be learned from failure and defeat… a better lesson can be learned from success…happiness… and holiness. Why not opt for the higher ground? From my perspective… defeat/failure… is akin to being ‘burned.’ I only have to be burned… just one time; and I know everything I need to know about…being burned. I’m a ‘quick learner’ and don’t need, or want, too much experience with defeat or failure.