When bad things amplify good things

Recently I threw out my back.

Again.

It frustrated me. I’m a super-motivated person who likes to be doing things. And there I was, relegated to my bed for large swaths of my day. I could hear my watch ticking—as if it was taunting me! Lol

You’re right. I probably need to relax more. But do you want to know what the whole thing caused me to do more?

Pray.

In this sense, something good came out of something bad.

I’m not saying that all bad things are good things. But bad things can be used to amplify good things.

In Philippians 4:12 Paul writes, “I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” And what is that secret? That “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

So what is happening in your life right now that is bad? Maybe it’s some kind of less-than-ideal situation that makes you want to kick the wall in frustration or run for the hills!

But lean on Christ and make the best of it. Look for how it can draw you closer—instead of push you further—from God.

I’m not saying that all bad things are good things. But bad things can be used to amplify good things.

By Matthew Ruttan

  • On Sunday I offered Part 4 in the Miracles series. It was all about the difference all this stuff makes on a day-to-day basis. You can listen in here. Enjoy!
  • Bible quotes are from the New International Version.

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