Does God use the bad things in our life for good?
Sometimes He does. Sometimes we blame the devil for what God divinely allowed in our life. What for? I really do not know, but I surmise it is for our good. He is not a mean God. In deed He is a “good, good Father”, for He works all things together for good. We can buy into that for sure.
Many of us has heard about Nebuchadnezzar who slaughtered and eradicated the Jewish nation because they rebelled against God. They had been warned of their wicket ways, but still kept going the same evil way as before. Then God sent a man named Nebuchadnezzar to almost annihilate them and God called this man “His deputy.” What? His deputy? His servant? No way… yes way! Read this Scripture,
8 And now the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Because you have not listened to me, 9 I will gather together all the armies of the north under King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, whom I have appointed as my deputy. I will bring them all against this land and its people and against the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a] you and make you an object of horror and contempt and a ruin forever. 10 I will take away your happy singing and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will no longer be heard. Your millstones will fall silent, and the lights in your homes will go out.” Jeremiah 25:8-10
Many times we wonder why we are to carry such a heavy load and so many things seem to go wrong. We may not know of any rebellion or particular sin in our life, and yet…we get slammed. We wonder what is happening. Is this a time of being disciplined, a deepening of our walk with Him, or perhaps a greater brokenness so we can have a greater flow of the Spirit? Only God can show us: and sometimes we just have to trust Him that He does all things well and that the outcome is always glorious and for our growth. It sure would be wonderful if we could get these truths under our belt as soon as possible.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I cannot brake anymore, yet I still have a long way to go. But this one thing I know… He will not allow me to be crushed more than I can bear. I just love this Scripture that says, “A crushed reed He will not break, and a fading candle he won’t snuff out. He’ll bring forth justice for the truth. ”Isaiah 42:2
Believe me… He will not snuff you out as you go through your pain and suffering. He will restore and exonerate you, and He will get all the glory throughout eternity because you have done well and I can hear Him say, His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant… Enter into the joy of your master.” Mathew 25:23
I can hear Jesus say, Your heart is bleeding, and you feel like you have been cut to shreds. The enemy has been allowed to torment you. But you have bee brave and strong, trusting your Father to work things out on your behalf. And He will my child. Do not give in to despair, for I specialize in difficulties, they were ordained by Me. Never forget that I love you deeply and have gone before you to keep you from more than you are able to bear. Out of your bleeding comes forth a beautiful treasure of fragrant flowers to show forth My love. Never forget… I love you.”