Theology is the study of God, therefore your question is, what is God’s view of failure?
As a Christian failure is that which puts Christians far above non Christians.
Failure in it’s simplest definition is a lack of success.
Failure, for a life in Christ is a very limited point of view. From all outward appearances the cross was a failure. “He was such a good man, so much potential. These trumped up charges and false accusations have put an end to the hope we had.” Turns out that the cross opened the door for God’s greatest success.
The whole of scripture is full of countless stories of apparent failure that God used for his purpose and his glory.
Paul’s life alone brings us into this truth. Phil. 4 brings us the very presence of God in the peace of God for the purpose of contentment in all circumstances.
Rom. 8:28-30 bring us a proper perspective for anything that happens to us in life – we are being brought into the image of Christ for glory.
In Phil. 3 Paul declares that whatever was to be his success to his gain he counts as loss, for what? To know Christ Jesus as Lord.
In Rom. 5, worst case scenario is that the suffering we experience in failure builds our character.
The reason why Christians have it so far above the world when it comes to failure is because we have a God outside of time and space, using our failure for our good and His glory. We are, therefore not defined by our past, it’s our future that defines our past!
God’s perspective on failure is connected to His sovereignty.
The rub – are there areas of life that God would rather we fail in?
Failure is a reality, however the way God uses failure in a believers life is a greater reality and our source of hope and contentment.