For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Romans 11:36
All things work together for good to them that love God.
God uses all things to work His will, which is merciful and good and true and compassionate, in our lives. God uses what people say to us, what we read, what we see, what we have experienced, our hopes and dreams, all of it; God uses it all for good.
Even the hard stuff, God uses for good. We glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
We want patience, because when we let patience have her perfect work, we may be complete and whole, lacking nothing, wanting nothing. Contentedness is the result. Who doesn’t want to feel content, like a cat curled up on the rug by the fireplace, purring from contentment in the warmth and coziness of the moment?
Of course, we don’t just want to lay there by the fireplace purring all the time, because we want something to do once in awhile. So we get up and move and find more stuff for God to use for good. And eventually, we learn to love others the way He loves us. And then there is even more blessedness, beauty, and joy.