It Was Necessary
Have you ever experienced some type of trauma in your life and wondered why you had to go through it? Maybe it was an illness that left you weak, an abandonment that made you feel unwanted or a death that left a void in your heart. Regardless of the circumstance, whether we understand or not, God has a reason and a plan to use it for your good. It was necessary for you to grow from your experience, not just for yourselves, but so you could help others.
It’s so easy to turn the trials we go through into our own personal pity party.
“Why me? I don’t deserve to be treated this way. I’m trying to live right so why do I have to suffer?”
These are natural and understandable questions. Though we are entitled to feel the emotions that come with devastating events, God doesn’t want us to stay in a state of grief and despair. There is always something to learn from every situation. You may wonder how anything good could come from something so bad. I too didn’t see how that could happen until I healed from my marriage ending. It wasn’t until then that I was able to see that I now have the ability to help others who are going through a similar situation. The pain I experienced didn’t go in vain because it is being used by God to minister hope, healing and wholeness to the broken hearted.
Take the story of Joseph for instance (in the book of Genesis).
He was just a young teenager who was the apple of his father’s eye. Joseph was special in that he had visions of the future but his older brothers despised him. Their disdain for him was so strong that they plotted to kill him. Instead they decided to sell him into slavery. To make a long story short, Joseph found favor from God in every unfortunate circumstance he was placed in. Sold into slavery, falsely imprisoned, and forgotten about by man, from the outside, Joseph’s life looked to be over.
But God never forgot him!
Joseph was released from prison and promoted to the second in charge over all of Egypt overnight. Not only that, but the same brothers who thought they ruined his life, ended up needing his help. It was necessary for Joseph to go through all that he did so he could be put in a position to help the ones who tried to destroy him.
This is proof that what the enemy meant for evil, God will turn it for your good.
So I encourage you today to look at your trials with purpose. You may not understand the reason you are having to endure pain, heartache, sickness, or loss right now. Just trust that God has a plan to use it for your good if you let Him.
In Relentless Pursuit,
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.” Genesis 50:20 NLT