Nothing is wasted in your life. Nothing is a dead end. Nothing is totally futile, fatal, or fruitless. Nothing is worth nothing because God coordinates everything to create something good.
in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28
God is the Master Potter, who never stops molding and shaping and creating and crafting good in our lives. He loves us and reaches down into the dirt of our lives — what we think is utter defeat or hopeless — and turns what we view as worthless into something priceless. He sees us as worth His time and His touch. Sometimes we feel as though our lives are a mess. But God does not see us that way.
The stuff that you think may be just too messy, too ugly, too far gone is the very stuff God can use to create something beautiful.
The sorrow that hurts you? God can fashion it into faith that sustains you.
The sin you’re ashamed of? God can use it to create beautiful humility.
The failures you regret? God can turn them into wisdom.
The grief that shattered your heart? God can craft that into unshakable faith.
The missed opportunities? God can use those to make you reflect His grace.
The loss you never expected? God can mold that into strength you can’t explain.
God is using even the worst things in your life to create the best for you, His beloved child.
He won’t take His Hand off your life, because He has a divine design in mind for you.
God specializes in making old things new, turning scarlet sins into spotless snow, and transforming ashes into beauty. Trust Him with your burdens and your failings and your disappointments today and be encouraged! The God who loves you has got this! And
if God is for us, who can be against us? — Romans 8:31
Excerpted with permission from 66 Ways God Loves You by Jennifer Rothschild, copyright Jennifer Rothschild.
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What might you be holding back from God’s hand of mercy? Since He is our healer and our redeemer, why not take it all to Him and wait with expectation to see what good things He will do with our messes? Come share your thoughts with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily