God’s Word says, all things work out for the good. It doesn’t necessarily say for our good, but for the good. These things include, our mistakes, our unbelief, and our sin. God can work all of it out for the good. Let’s look at some examples.

What if Sarah and Abraham did the right thing and simply believed God for a child instead of trying to manufacture a child themselves in Genesis 15-16? We, as believers, wouldn’t know the genuine faithfulness of God. We would think once we messed up, God’s promise is canceled.

What if David never took the wife of another man then, had the man killed by putting him on the front line in a war? We wouldn’t know God will not only forgive us, but continue to prosper us (2 Samuel 12).

Even in our own lives, we’ve done some things that we can learn from. We’ve made some mistakes and learning from our mistakes is knowledge that can benefit someone else.

Let’s not use our shortcomings to wallow in guilt or take on condemnation. Let’s change our perspective and believe God can use our mistakes, unbelief, and anything else for the good.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.