No one plans to be a failure. Samson didn’t know that God had departed from him. He had left God a long time ago. The redeeming thing is that Samson turned back to God. This is the only recorded time that Samson prays to God. And, this is a lot of the reason that he’s found in the “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11. “And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets:” (Hebrews 11:32). No matter what all we have done in our lives, even if God has “departed from” us, we can always turn back to Him and walk in His light. What a wonderful, comforting thought!