fret not for it’s not wasted

One good thing about taking the bus to work? The 50-minutes journey gives me (E) plenty of time alone with God. It’s like the invisible friend you had when you were young, only this one don’t ever go away. My devotional reading this morning had this verse from John 6: 12 “When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, ‘Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.

That really got me thinking – Nothing I go through in my life ever go to waste because God makes full use of those experiences; the good and bad. Or rather, more of the bad ones because if truth be told, I sometimes hardly question it when good things happen to me. It reminded me of how the past seven months had been for us. There were good times and not-so-good times. It was and still is, an exciting faith-journey of mixed feelings.

CS remarked as he sent me off at the bus-stop this morning: I’d never imagined myself to be living in such a country. My reply: I’ve always pictured myself living in such a country. That aside, both of us knew that where we are now is part of God’s plan for us. So we persevered, no matter what. Things are falling into places for us; we are feeling more settled than we did months ago. And this verse comes at no better time than now. So this morning, I thanked the Lord that one day, in His time, he will gather all these experiences and weave them into a beautiful tapestry.

How about you? What are you experiencing in your life right now? Perhaps nothing is making sense. Be encouraged, will you? Our God is one who wastes not.

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Posted on May 13, 2008, in Musings and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Indeed. 🙂 That was a good reminder for me too.
    “God never lets things go to waste.” I am clinging on to His promises for my life and in anticipation too 🙂

    YAY! you are coming home real real soon!
    maybe we can have a gathering at my place this time. heh.
    after we come back from retreat. =)

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