It’s pain and purpose. It’s both. And we keep waiting. To this day, waiting for when everything in our lives will be stable and all of our relationships will be harmonious. And God said, I need to you to learn to celebrate the wheat even when you’re looking at the weeds.

Even the enemy serves a purpose. Even the devil works for God. The devil’s not in charge of what happens in my life. God doesn’t do everything that happens to me. But He uses everything that is happening to me.

— Steven Furtick (Matthew 13:27-30, Ecclesiastes 11:6)