God wants to use your worst experience to bless someone else.
The former addict can turn and help other addicts find sobriety. Someone who has been through an ugly divorce can help another person through theirs. A person who has experienced a lot of pain can overflow with compassion to ease others’ pain.
Paul writes in the first chapter of his second letter to the Church in Corinth and says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
God comforted Paul in his troubles so that he could comfort other people.
It is a simple concept; God wants us to take our ugly experiences and use the lessons we learned to bless other people.
A past hurt is not wasted, even if we feel regret, as long as we allow God to use it for his good.