Friday, July 29, 2011

He Uses Everything!

...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;
Philippians 1:6

       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.


  1. We were just talking about this last night! We don't know why we have to walk through the valley. But walk through it we must. When we come out we will praise the Lord for seeing us through. We need to look at all our situations through our spiritual goggles. What does the Lord intend with this can I glorify Him? You poem is beautiful Charlotte!

  2. I agree with every word! God doesn't waste a thing!!

  3. Just what I need to read this afternoon. I'm so glad we can trust God to have purpose in all our ups and downs.

  4. That's definitely one of my favorite and very encouraging Bible verses. And what fun to find another Emilie Barnes fan! :) I devoured her books when I was a young mom and have enjoyed some of her kids books with my grandchildren! :) Have a lovely Spiritual Sunday :)

  5. Charlotte, Your poem really spoke to me today. It is comforting to know that everything that happens, God can use for his glory, and that through all the valleys, he is making us stronger. Thank you.

  6. Hi Charlotte! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving your lovely comments that warmed my heart.
    This is a beautiful poem. In essence, it puts into just a few precious words of all the hardships and trials I've gone through and which I've written extensively in my blog.
    I coudn't believe you already have 6 precious grandchildren because looking at your picture, you look so young - glory to God!
    You've beautiful flowers, too!

  7. I love this. We can trust that 'all things work together for the good of those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.' His ways are always higher and we just have to trust.

  8. Thank you so much, Charlotte, for visiting my blog and your wise and encouraging comments this week and your response to my thoughts on waiting. I can see you are quite qualified to share about sons.:) Yes, God does have a purpose in everything that comes into our lives. You have reminded me to trust him completely today.

  9. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem with us. The words are so true.

  10. The creation video you have linked below is maybe my very favorite video. I've seen it so many times and wish everyone in the world could/would see it. I'm glad you shared it on your blog.

  11. Awesome. I want His handiwork to show in me!


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