by Kate Mull
(Winona Lake, IN, USA)
I really like the constant encouragement of this lesson. It is always great to remind ourselves of the concept that God is good, and he gives us all good things, and has the perfect plans for us. There is nothing that comes from God that is not good, but bad things still happen. However, bad things are always a result of the evil and sin in the world, AND God always uses the bad things to help us to learn and to grow. It's a very encouraging and freeing thought, because it explains that God can and does make good out of (we feel) terrible and worthless situations.