Your Time, Tears, and Troubles are Never Wasted—God Is Using Them All Today

The rocks you’re struggling to climb today are the stepping-stones of your tomorrow. Because God never wastes anything, there is great value in where you are right now.

Sometimes what we see as wasted time is actually the training ground for what God has in store for us. The lessons we learn and the obstacles we overcome equip us for growth and prepare us for how God wants to use us next.

There are so many times in His plan when what looks like “wasted time” was actually necessary for preparation or part of a greater purpose. Jesus being a carpenter, Moses in the desert, Sarah not becoming pregnant until late in her life—all are examples of God working in the delays.

Right now you may feel frustrated or heartbroken. But God won’t let any hurt or hard time go unused. He is working, even now, to use all of your circumstances in ways you can’t yet see.

Your time, tears, and troubles are never wasted—God is using them all today.

God, when we’re in seasons of waiting, take a detour, or things don’t move as fast as we hope, we can get discouraged. Help us to trust that You are working in each moment, redeeming everything in our lives, turning our future into what You want it to be. Amen.

God has made everything beautiful in its time. Eccl. 3:11

Cheering You On,




  • Wondering how to move forward in this new season, or figuring out what you want to leave behind? My post featured at (in)courage yesterday is for you!
  • Today’s post is part of the free series, Summer for Your Soul: 10 Truths to Strengthen Your Heart and Brighten Your Day. You can read all the posts here.
  • This week on More than Small Talk, counselor Richard Eller joins us to talk about how our stories get written, ways we can support each other, and what it means to finally take control of your own pen. Listen here!
  • There’s still time to make this the summer you finally start writing the words God has put in your heart. My online course, Be a Kick-Butt Writer by Friday, will help (and there’s a summer special).
About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

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