It’s comforting to know that God doesn’t waste anything. Every piece – broken, incomplete or whole – in the collections of our lives is made beautiful and significant in His hands. Just think about this story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 hungry people in John 6. Once everyone was fed, it seemed the story would end, but Jesus had one more lesson to teach. He instructed the disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted” (John 6:12b). It wasn’t enough for Jesus to feed the people until they were full. He wanted every last crumb collected.
There’s nothing that escapes the notice of God. Everything matters to Him. Not only does it matter, but if you are His child(a born-again believer), He promises that every part of your life will be used for your good and His glory.
Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This verse tells us that God uses our grief, our joy, our loss, our gain, our trials and our triumphs. Nothing is wasted.
Today may hold hard things for you—a sick child, a difficult day at work, an unforgiving friend. Or it may hold beautiful things—a new love, a chat with an old friend, a job promotion. Either way, we can trust God that He is collecting the pieces of our life in His hand and creating something more beautiful than we can imagine.
Have a wonderful Christ-centered day.
Dear Lord, we trust You with every circumstance and moment of our precious lives. Help us to see glimpses of how You are making our lives beautiful for You. we trust that You don’t waste anything, but You use everything. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.