...being confident of this very thing,
that He who has begun a good work in you
will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;
When I go through difficult times or through things I don't understand, I try to remember that God allowed it, and there is a purpose for it. I may not understand, but I can know that He is in control; He reigns over everything. He is never surprised or taken off guard by anything that happens...He is God. Everything that comes into my life or yours, is sifted through His hands, and they are loving hands. If He allows it in our lives, He will use it...He doesn't waste a thing.
He Uses Everything!
by Charlotte Foster
There’s not a single thing, that passes through a life,
That God does not intend to use, no triumph, pain, or strife.
It’s all a part of His great plan, set perfectly in place.
To teach us hard learned lessons, and demonstrate His grace.
Though some things seem so hard, we don’t think we’ll survive.
But when we reach the end of them, we find we’re more alive.
He stretches us in areas, we thought we couldn't grow.
Maturing us in such a way, His handywork to show.
Often things we thought we knew, are visited once more.
Making sure our trust in Him, resides down at its core.
He wants us to remember, as we walk through life’s hot fires,
The image of His Son in us, is all that He desires.