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April 15, 2021: God’s Amazing Work

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28, KJV).

The person that I am today is the result of God working in my life from the moment I was born. All of my experiences, the good, the bad, the ugly and the dark, went into the making of the individual that is present today. God used it all to fashion someone who I believe is caring, thoughtful, kind and considerate.

If there had been no pain, would I have learned how to be caring and considerate? If there had been no sadness, would I have learned how to be kind and thoughtful? If there had been no ugly and dark time, would I have sought wisdom from above? If there had been no good times, would I have been able to smile?

My smile has been constant, over the years, even in the midst of all the difficult times. My smile was like the sunshine on a cloudy day. It would occasionally disappear and hide behind the cloud like the sun, but then it would shine through again.

What about you? Can you see Gods’ working in your life? Can you praise Him for who you are at this moment—that He fashioned someone unique and extraordinary using all the experiences you have had?

You and I are who we are today because God used what we thought was not good in our lives to transform us into who He wanted us to be.

Lord, I thank You that “Your thoughts are not our thoughts and that Your ways are not our ways” (Isa. 55:8, KJV). Amen.

Shirley B. Pritchett is the administrative assistant for the Sharon Temple Adventist School in Delaware.

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