When the Mexican boll weevil devastated the southeast Alabama cotton crop-
– farmers reverted to planting peanuts and ended up producing more than any county in the nation.
Consequently the town of Rucker erected a monument bearing this inscription:
“In profound appreciation of the boll weevil and what it has done as the herald of prosperity.”
Did you know that what starts as a problem can end as a blessing?
When Jesus discovered Lazarus was sick he didn’t respond till after he’d been dead four days.
But because Jesus was waiting didn’t mean He wasn’t working.
He chose to demonstrate His resurrecting power, to prove that nothing’s too hard for God.
Joseph was falsely imprisoned for 13 years.
But God was with him and he went on to save multitudes, including his family who’d mistreated him.
Joseph’s struggles made him better, not bitter.
But it could have ended differently if he hadn’t maintained the right attitude.
God used Esther to save her people.
But first he put her in the position of living where she didn’t want to live and doing what she didn’t want to do.
Even though a widow, Ruth ended up gleaning in a field where she met and married a wealthy man named Boaz.
In addition to bearing him children, she became part of Jesus’ ancestral bloodline.
So if you’re struggling to see God’s purpose in your suffering today-
– rest assured He has one!
After feeding a multitude Jesus told His disciples:
“Gather the leftovers so nothing is wasted!”
In God’s kingdom nothing is ever lost!
When you trust Him He makes “all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28).