Wouldn’t it be great if someone would take away your problems, take that first step to reach out to you when you hurt and meet every one of your needs? Of course, but that’s not how life works. Even more importantly, you would be missing out on one of life’s most awesome experiences – how God uses your problems, mistakes, mess-ups, struggles, pain, failure and disappointments to help you get to a better place than you ever could have without them. This doesn’t mean God causes these things to happen so God can then use them for good. But it does mean God doesn’t waste a single one of your hurtful moments to help you to become the person God dreams for you to be. While it’s often painful, God’s mysterious act of healing allows you to embrace everything that happens as an opportunity to experience how God takes your hurt and turns it into hope.