Jesus said to his disciples,
“Gather up the broken pieces that are left over,
so that nothing is wasted”
(John 6:12; NET).
1. Nothing, Lord, is wasted
In your kingdom –
All things work together
For our gain.
2. May we accept what comes,
Both good and bad, Lord,
With thanks for every pleasure,
Loss, and pain.
3. Help us to learn
From all our trials and sorrows,
Rejoicing in your wisdom
And your name,
4. Then, even that which breaks us
Won’t be wasted,
For we will comfort those
Who share the same.
1. The Kingdom of God is already among you (Luke 17:21; NLT).
We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God (Romans 8:28; NLT).
2. Should we accept only good from the hand of God, and never anything bad? (Job 2:10; NLT).
Give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18; NIV).
3. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows (John 16:33; NLT).
In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name (Psalm 33:21; NLT).
4. I am like a broken vessel (Psalm 31:12; NKJV).
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others (2 Corinthians 1:4; NLT).
11 thoughts on “Nothing is wasted”
Well said, Ruth. All the very best for the coming year! 💞 xxx
Thank you so much, Lesley. I hope this year will be a good one for you and all your family, too xxxxxxx
Thank you. 😊 xxx
You, too, Lesley, and many thanks for all your encouragement. I’ve just accidentally posted an unfinished draft, to kick off the new year! xxxx
Lol Ruth. Well it only proves that we’re all prone to making slip-ups. 😁 xxx
We definitely are! I’m still chuckling XXXXXXX
Did you press the publish button instead of the preview one. I’m bound to do it too some day.
I must have done exactly that – accidentally. Managed to remove it from Facebook and Twitter, which is something xxxxx
Heaps of good wishes to you and all your family XXXXX
I’m full of optimistic anticipation and an open mind. :) xxx
That sounds really good xxxxxx