Every single thing.
The things we deemed failures and the mistakes from our past; the hard stuff and the heartbreak and the hurdles along the way– He uses it all as healing.
Everything becomes preparation. Everything serves a purpose. Even when we heard His voice tell us to go the other direction, Jesus, in ALL His grace, uses that detour to disciple us.
Sometimes, it feels impossible.
“How will He use THIS for my good? There is no good in this sickness/divorce/problem/tragedy/etc.” and our faith begins to waver as our perspective becomes limited.
Don’t you remember, friend? He made all of this. The and the and the and the and the and the . And then you and me. And in His magnificent mercy, He allows us to take part in bringing Heaven to .
We know so little, see so little, grasp so little. Faith is based on the very notion that we believe He is a GOOD, good father. And that even when it doesn’t feel good or look good, He uses it for our good.
Often not in our preferable timing and usually not in our expected way, but that is the beauty of the Lord. Despite our best attempts to control, manipulate or conjure up what we believe would be the best plan, He rescues us time and time again, reminding us that His sovereignty is our saving grace.
Everything. Always. For your ultimate good and for His glory. That should make you raise those hands in praise
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28