Have you ever needed an attitude adjustment? Do you have a crazy situation from your past that was a unfair and created a huge life change?
- Job loss
- Natural disaster
- Unexpected pregnancy
- Cross country move
- Friendship loss
- __________________________ (go ahead, fill in that blank!)
I know not everything has a happy ending. This life on Earth is filled with struggles and disappointments. And yet, God can bring about good from difficulties. It doesn’t erase the pain from the situations. Some people are living through some extremely difficult circumstances. Ones that I cannot even imagine walking through. I don’t have any easy or pat answers. But I know time can help. Time and distance can give us a perspective that we cannot possibly have in the moment.
God can take the manure dumps of life and use them to fertilize some other things that need to grow. That tilling and hoeing of our lives can produce new and different fruit. How many ministries have come out of despair? How many incredible hymns and books have been written that show God’s transformative work?
You have surely had an ugly thing or two happen to you. If it happened 5-10 years ago and you realized a truth of God at a deeper level, consider sharing that with someone.
May you see God at work in your past as well as in your today!