Do you ever feel as though hardship, suffering or tough times have come your way yet again? Life seems unfair and unjust. Christians are not always helpful in shedding light on the Gospel during these times. We comfort each other with platitudes and ‘words of encouragement’ that are like a complex puzzle to be unravelled. But this blogpost by Casey Cease points us to Jesus and reminds us that in God’s Big Plan for the world, nothing is wasted. So don’t waste your life dwelling on the hurt, the bad, the suffering. Mourn, be sad, seek comfort, help and counsel, but know that God is Sovereign over everything. He is using those splinters and offcuts to build something bigger and better.