"Most of us still rate the events of our lives as either a 'good' thing or a 'bad' thing. but when we're finally able to merge all the events of our lives into the category of a God thing, then we will be where He wants us." Such was a quote I recently discovered in a devotional called The Twenty-Third Psalm for Caregivers by Carmen Leal.
Some events in life are very difficult. The illness of my first husband was very difficult. The diffiuclties of caring for him and His subsequent death was very diffiuclt,. My cancer diagnosis during that time was very difficult. Watching my sister struggle for years with her cancer and then her death in February of this year was very difficult. My chronic back and other issues are difficult at times. Other unnamed issues which are going on in my life right now are also difficult at times.
Yet through all these things God has been with me step by step. I have seen that over and over. Even when I fret and worry, God is always there. Very recently God has used people in my life to greatly step up and help in situations that seem overwhelming or even unresovable. This has also brought a closer relationship with these special people. That is a God thing. I have seen how life's trials have also been an avenue for me to help others as well. That is a God thing. Further, as weary as I get with life's trials, I have grown in my love for my Lord and dependence on Him through the trials. I have also grown in my love of His Word. That is a God thing.
What are the trials going on in your life right now? What are the "bad" things? How is God using even these things to become a "God" thing?