Nothing Is Wasted.

As I was listening to the lyrics of a beautiful song that I will share with you at the end of this blog post, I was struck by this incredible thought: everything that I have been through and every hurt that I've ever had to endure has held a purpose.  That may not mean much to you, but it's such an awesome thought to me.  

There is not one brutal crack of my heart that has been in vain.  There is not one tear that I have shed for no purpose.  There has not been one hurt that has broken my spirit that hasn't glorified Christ in some manner.  Nothing is wasted.  Absolutely nothing.

Christ has taken every broken piece of me and has used it for my good.  All those times when I felt like I was simply falling apart and would never be able to be put back together again, my heart was His sandbox.  All of the broken pieces were small particles of sand which amounted to nothing as they lay, lifeless and without form, gathered together in a dim square of limitations.  Yet my God gently molded all those pieces, all those grains of sand, into something beautiful and functioning.  As my chest rises and falls with breath every day, it is not because of anything that I have done, but merely because my God has taken something broken and destroyed and has chosen to cradle it in His hands.  He has chosen not to waste the mess that I was and have been, but instead has chosen to see this mess with His loving eyes.  And what He sees is worth saving.

Psalm 51:8 states, "Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice."  Sometimes life breaks us and sometimes God breaks us.  But, praise God, I find such sweet peace in the fact that even my broken pieces may rejoice in the care of the Father.  


  1. so true! and lots of times its hard for us to realize how the hardtimes are glorifying God or are being used by Him. But still it is, and i think that's really cool.

  2. It is super cool. I was reading in Psalms recently where David acknowledged that God brought affliction upon him, but that He had also blessed him with comfort on every side and had increased David's greatness. When we're going through things, it is most important to remember that God promises we'll go through.