@ryanromeo said this yesterday, and I started to think about how the Lord has done this with me - over and over again. God is so much bigger than I can comprehend and He sees the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end - not just for me, but for every person and situation that I will touch directly or indirectly. AND, God sees this for EVERYONE! He is the ultimate orchestrator and conductor. How many times has my challenge, my trial, or my pain been used purposefullly by God? EVERY TIME!
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 ESV
When I cry out to Him asking “Why?” He doesn’t reply, but over time, He will show me how He healed me, and others through it. He will remind me that He is with me and that I’ve never been alone - no matter how lonely I may have felt. He shows me His goodness and faithfulness so that I can change my perspective away from the tiny microscope of self-centeredness. When I gave my life to Christ, it stopped being all about me.