Nothing wasted

That’s why all the faithful should pray to you during troubled times,so that a great flood of water won’t reach them. You are my secret hideout! You protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of rescue! I will instruct you and teach you about the direction you should go. I’ll advise you and keep my eye on you. ~Psalm 38:6-8 (CEB)

“Everything that is comes alive in the risen Christ- who, as Chesterton reminded, is standing behind us. Everything- great, small, important, unimportant, distant and near- has its place, its meaning, and its value. Through union with Him (as Augustine said, He is more intimate with us than we are with ourselves), nothing is wasted, nothing is missing. There is never a moment that does not carry eternal significance- no action that is sterile, no love that lacks fruition, and no prayer that is unheard. ‘We know that by turning everything to their good God cooperates with all those who love [God]’ (Romans 8:28, emphasis added)” ~ From Abba’s Child by Brennan Manning

There are days that what I am going through just can’t seem possible for my greater good. Those days I just put one foot in front of the other and make it to the end of that day to the best of my ability, trusting Christ is walking behind me directing my steps. Even the areas of my life that I have thought dead Christ can take these areas as well and make it fruitful once again. For these times I have hidden Romans 8:28 in my heart trusting that He is the God He says He is.

Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending Your Son to earth to conquer sin and death so that I might have hope. Amen.

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