Recently I had breakfast with a new friend.
As he was telling me about himself, he noted how he can look back and see the pieces God used to bring him to the place he’s at now.
That encouraged me… because that very morning I was wondering how God was going to use some loose pieces in my own life.
I still don’t know the answer to that, but my friend’s words were heartening because they reminded me of the truth:
God is ALWAYS using the pieces of our lives for our good and His glory.
Every one of them!
… And if we ever doubt that, we just need to read the story of Joseph (Genesis 37-40).
While we may look at our lives and see what we think are a lot of meaningless events and futile efforts… God is weaving His perfect story through them all.
And we’re to be faithful in the place He has us as He does.