However, our God turned the curse into a blessing. Nehemiah 13:2
Maybe you’ve noticed the trend in men’s socks. While some are still black or conservative, some men sport socks that are bright, striped, tie-dyed, or colorfully designed. When taken off and turned inside out, they’re a mess of strings and snarls. But turned outside in, they’re back to normal and ready to wear.
As we walk through life, we encounter a lot of problems, but think of them as socks turned inside out. To us, they’re a tangle. Maybe you have a situation right now that appears to be a jumble of snags and confused knots. But God knows how to turn things around and bring blessings out of curses.
We have to exercise unexpected faith to gain unexpected blessings. We have to trust God when things go wrong, and that involves a decision. Instead of living in constant panic, we have to say, “Lord, here is a curse, but I’m going to trust You to turn it into a blessing. I’ll wait on You, trust in You, and lean on You with all my heart.” That’s the faith that pleases God.
The circumstances surrounding our lives are no accident: They may be the work of evil, but that evil is held firmly within the mighty hand of our sovereign God. Margaret Clarkson