Romans 8:28 (NIV) “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
- Embrace Your Experinces
Galatians 3:4 (ICB) You have experienced many things. Were all those experiences wasted? I Hope not!”
Relational – Educational – Spiritual – Vocational – Painful
Deutoronomy 11:2 (TEV) “Remember what you have learned about the Lord through your experiences with Him.”
John 13:7 (NIV) “Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing but later you will understand.”
Genesis 50:20 (NIV) You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.
God is greater than my problems and my pain
- Extract the Lesson
2 Corinthians 13:5 (AMP) “Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith …. Do you not realize by an ever increasing experience that Jesus
Christ is in you?”
Those Who Ignore History Are Doomed To Repat It!
Job 32:7 (Mes) “The longer you live, the wiser you become.”
Maturiry: When you extract meaning from the everyday experiences of life!
Socrates: “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living”
- Employ Them to Help Others
Philippians 1:12 (TEV) “I want you to know, my friends, that the things that have happened to me have really helped the progress of the gospel.”
2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT) He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
God never wastes a hurt!