Cardinal John Henry Newman once penned these words about the fact that God uses every human being to accomplish some good:
“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission…I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.
“He has not created me for naught. I shall do good. I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it—if I do but keep His commandments.
“Therefore I will trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain, He knows what He is about.”
You…discern my thoughts…and are acquainted with all my ways. (Psalm 139:2,3)
When things are not going well in my life, Lord, help me to
trust that You are still leading me.