God’s Plan

Every day I walked past the same house. A huge piece of earth-moving equipment was digging a deep hole in the front yard. I could not understand why the owners were making such a big, ugly mess.
As I continued to watch the house, I discovered that the owner had a plan. His plan was to make a small pond. After the pond was finished, colorful trees and flowers were planted. When it was complete, the yard was a beautiful place!
Sometimes bad things happen to us, and we feel like there are ugly places in our lives. We become impatient because we do not understand God’s plan. “…when these things happen, you should be very happy. Why? Because you know that these things are testing your faith. And this will give you patience” (verses 2b-3a).
When we are facing troubles, we need to remember that God can make beautiful things happen in our lives, too. Be patient and allow God to work in your life today.