Matthew 7:9 NIV: Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?

At times, we have done good things—at times we have sinned. There are triumphs in our lives; there are failures, there are gains and there are losses. We face life, and we face death. And in all of it, we are blessed. For no matter what our circumstances, God is our Father. His love for us is boundless, and He is faithful to have our best interest at heart. In this, we can know that we are blessed. For no matter what may be, good or bad, God intends it to be used for the good in raising us up in His likeness.