It’s so cliche to say, “He can use this time for His good.” These are the worst of times, where is there any good?
I am challenged by my own words, then soak in His goodness as I remember some of my worst times He’s used for my good.
When I thought I would crumble in shame, He lifted my chin and wiped my tears.
When I felt alone and abandoned, He spoke His word over me, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
When there was no song left in me to sing, He sent a bird to carry the chorus outside my window.
When I was anxious beyond measure, He provided a full measure of His peace and planted me in His Truth.
When nothing made sense, the leaves began to shimmer in the sunlight, the breeze touched my cheeks and I felt His embrace.
When I questioned His providence and sovereignty, He woke me with the sunrise and painted the night skies with bright light.
When I wondered if He would remain faithful, He took me to the ocean’s rolling tides that never failed to reach the shore.
When I thought I had fallen too far out of His reach, His long arm reached to me, lifted me out of the slimy pit, set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2
When it didn’t make any sense, He died the death I deserved. Romans 5:8
When I saw that my worst deserved it and that He had taken my place, heaven opened wide and I understood what good in the worst really meant.
It’s not that what is happening is good, it’s that God is good despite the worst.
From my hurting heart to yours, He is the only way we will make it!