And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.
In World War II, an evil government in Germany gathered Jewish people from all over Europe. They sent millions of them to camps where they were persecuted and likely faced death. It was a VERY wicked time.
It was during this time that Corrie Ten Boom and her family lived in Europe. They loved Jesus and knew that killing innocent people made in God’s image was wrong. So they decided to help the Jews hide from the evil government. Eventually, though, Corrie and her family were caught. She and her sister were sent to a prison camp with the Jews.
But once she was there, Corrie was determined to keep joy and hope alive. She led Bible studies and worshipped with others. And she even found a reason to be grateful for bugs.
Her cabin was full of lice! They were everywhere. But this pest problem kept her safer than many others in the camp. The guards were so disgusted by the lice that they stayed away. This even allowed her to hide a Bible in her cabin without the guards finding it. So, Corrie could keep sharing God’s truth.
Corrie actually thanked God for His gift of lice! He had used them to protect her.
ACTION POINT: Write in your journal about a negative experience that you’re now thankful for because God used it positively. Maybe He taught you a lesson, or something good ended up coming out of it. Go!
Cassie Burton is a True Girl Tour cast member who loves living on a bus and sharing God’s Word across America. Catch her onstage near you!
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