Learn from both the good and bad experiences of life.
There are lessons which cannot be learned any other way.
However, I have promised things will turn out
for your ultimate good.
Many times the challenges of life
are difficult passages to travel
prior to seeing the sunshine on the other side.
David expressed this principle well when he penned the
Psalms under my inspiration.
The Twenty-third Psalm says
“Yea though you walk through the valley
Of the shadow of death, I will be with you!”
I will always be with you
though at times you do not feel my presence.
This is your hope and gives you faith and peace.
Romans 8:28 (NIV) “For we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
There are many lessons we must learn from the past or we are bound to repeat them. I recall professors in history with the same admonition. Part of the problem in our country is that we refuse to see the decline of large civilizations in the past and realize the same things are happening in our land.
As I ponder my own past, I see some tragedies could have been averted. Others happened as the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yet, I see where God’s hand has led me to healing and to usefulness in helping others.