This is the time of year for what I like to call spring. Actually, I’m sure everyone calls it spring.
It’s also the time for changing weather patterns and all those fun storms that come out of nowhere around this time of year.
Today was no exception. I think I saw warnings for tornados, thunderstorms, and flash floods, but I didn’t personally witness anything much more than some heavy rain.
I remember the old adage that April showers bring May flowers. Paul wrote something in Romans that echoes those words:
“And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness. And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love” (Romans 5:3-5).
All the bad stuff we go through is not in vain. It makes us better people. Not only that but it leads to better things down the road.
There’s nothing bad that happens to any of us that God can’t turn into something good. Nothing. That’s one reason why I love God so much. I’ve seen many examples of that in my own life.
As always, I believe. Lord, help my unbelief.