When her husband announces that he has been unfaithful and asks for a divorce after twenty-eight years of marriage, it appears to Betty that her dream has died. However, in the midst of her pain, God gives her a promise of restoration. Clinging to that promise, she chooses to stay faithful until her husband's return, however long it may take. With candor and courage Betty Smith shares her highs and lows, from the courtship, to the birth of her children, to seeing the man she loved walk out the door, and how she weathered the storm by standing on the promises of God. Nothing Wasted is a love story, not just between Betty and her husband, but also between Betty and the God who was always there, always faithful, and who never let her down.
Betty T. Smith started an incredible journey after turning 50. Exasperated by an unwanted divorce in 1978, Smith cried out for years for the Lord to help her just make it through the day. Then one day, her prayer changed to, “Lord, I don’t want to just make it through this day. I want to make a difference in my world.” From that moment on, her life was never the same. Influenced by the questions from her readers of Around the World in Seventy Years, Betty felt lead to write on her experience with divorce and to help others see the power of trusting in God’s provision and timing.