And I want you to know, dear friends, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. Everyone here, including all the soldiers in the palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. (Phil 1:12-13 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, I sometimes struggle in dealing with the hardships of my life. So much has happened, so much has been lost, and so many “could have beens” will never be. I now know that all of them have value. They have brought me closer to You, allowed others to see what You have done in the circumstances, and taught me lessons I could not have learned any other way. Therefore I am grateful for everything that has happened to me. Use it all as You choose for my benefit, the benefit of others, and Your eternal purpose. In Jesus’ name, Amen.