Turning Point Daily Devotionals
Date: Monday 8th, July 2019
Topic: Lord, Use This for Good!
God meant it for good.
Recommended Reading: Genesis 50:15-21
A new survey of 2,000 American millennials reveals that a third of them believe their lives are more stressful than the average person’s life. Some of the contributing factors to their stress levels include—being stuck in traffic, waiting for appointments, and having issues with their smartphones. For 41 percent of millennials, a damaged phone screen is more stressful than seeing a “check engine” light on their dashboard. Many of them felt stress when they got zero “likes” on a social media post, and 33 percent felt having their phone die was worse than a fraudulent charge on their credit card. About half the survey respondents say they don’t feel they deal with stress very well, and two-thirds would love to find better methods of coping with stress.
For most of us, the small daily aggravations of life can feel like the straw that broke the camel’s back, and we all need better methods of coping.
One of the best ways of dealing with trials is saying, “Lord, use this for good!” That prayer will work when we lose our credit card or when we lose our jobs. It will work when we’re stuck in traffic or when we hear of a friend’s illness. Maybe today you have a problem that can be handled by this simple prayer: Lord, use it for good.
In God’s hands intended evil becomes eventual good.