God can turn the bad things that have happened in our lives into something great and good. God’s Word promises us this in Romans 8:28, that when we love God and are called by Him then He will work with us to turn the bad things into good things. I love the above image from Christine Caine, it speaks to my heart!
That is the amazing and incredible thing about God, He loves us so much that He will never leave us where we are, instead He leads us THROUGH our circumstances to a much better place. I know this to be true because He has continually done this in my life.
When I was at my lowest point, when I was hurt, when my finances were so low that I could not buy food, when I was so incredibly sad about my life I cried out to the God who loved me and He changed my world! He showed me that I didn’t have to live this sad, lonely and broken life, He showed me that He had been there all along, blessing me, comforting me and planning for me to live a victorious life!
Once I started to see where God had taken care of me, my life changed incredibly! I started to be thankful for the small things; my rent had always been paid so I had a home to live in, I actually always had food to eat, I had a job that I loved, I had my children whom I just adore and I had my health. I saw that I had so many things to be thankful for and once that thankfulness kicked in life just looked so much better.
Sometimes we only see the things we DON’T have instead of the good things we do have. God can’t use unthankfulness, He can’t work in us when we are not praising Him for His goodness. When we are living in the darkness of despair we are letting the enemy of our souls have dominion over our lives and God is unable to bring His light in. Don’t let the enemy win! I challenge you today to start living a life of victory! Take time today to reflect on your life, ask God to show you the places where He has shown up and you didn’t acknowledge His presence then ask His forgiveness and start praising Him and continue to praise Him into the future. I promise you it will change your life!