When I pulled up today to pick Todd up from tennis practice, I noticed that a little guy on the team was sitting against the fence holding his racket and crying. Todd was kneeling down in front of him and I could hear the words, “You’re getting better. Keep trying.”

After a few minutes, Todd helped him up and off they trotted back to the court.

As I sat there reflecting on that moment in time, I knew that God was somehow redeeming the hurt in Todd’s life by allowing him to reach out and help someone else who was hurting.

I just love how God works.

If only in those moments of deep pain, rejection, and hurt, we could remember that God is working to create in us a “new thing.”

Isaiah 43:18-20

18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.

19 See, I am doing a new thing!