God doesn’t cause horrible things to happen, remain unaffected when they do or need them to occur as part of “God’s plan”. But horrible things do happen. So when they do, God doesn’t allow a single one to go to waste. This may sound crazy – even impossible – and it certainly doesn’t address the root cause of evil. But it does something far more important. It enables you to experience how God takes whatever happens and uses it for God’s good exactly because God is more concerned about your future than your past. But while God is doing most of the heavy lifting, you also have an essential role to play. You have to trust God enough to work in ways you never would have considered. And when you do, you’ll begin to experience how a nice-sounding idea actually becomes life’s most powerful reality.