All Things Work Together For Good
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to His purpose.
Recently a good friend of mine lost her nephew to cancer. That was a crushing circumstance, the type that can cause us to question why bad things happen to us or those we love. No one is exempt from bad outcomes. Bad things happen to both believers and unbelievers.
Life is definitely not always fair, but God is fair. Romans 8:28 tells us that we can be sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good and that God causes all things to work together for our good.
Consider the word together. We cannot isolate one part of our life and use that as proof of God’s unfairness. God always works out the details in the context of the big picture. That bad thing that just happened to you is not the end. Your life cannot stop there. It is just one part of the puzzle so to speak. There will be another piece that will connect it all. It will work together for your good.
Don’t be like people I know who are angry with God. They have isolated and focused only on their negative experiences, and are stuck on “Why? Why? Why?” They have no joy, no passion for their life anymore, because they went through a major disappointment or loss. Instead of believing God to be fully in control and waiting for a new beginning, they separate the incident. But not everything makes sense on its own. We need to trust in God’s plan.
And oh what a great plan it is! God has predestined you to live in victory. You might not understand the purpose when bad things happen. You might not understand why you lost that loved one or why you lost your job. All I want to say is: don’t get stuck there. God has so much more in store for you.
The time has come to fully trust in God. Don’t be impatient. It’s not over until God says it’s over. Everyone experiences challenges that don’t make sense. When we isolate those incidents and dwell on them, we don’t understand them. But if we keep pressing forward, the day will come that we will look back and see how each setback played into God’s master plan for our life.
Tell yourself: “I know God has a plan for my life. I know He is directing my steps. Even if I don’t understand this, I know that God does and He will work it out to my advantage.”
The Bible says that all of our days have been written in God’s book. He has already recorded every part of your life from beginning to end. God knows every disappointment, every loss, and every challenge. The good news is that your story ends in victory. Your final chapter concludes with your fulfilling your God-given destiny.
Will you choose to trust God to work all things together for good? Now that’s the choice-driven life!
Today’s Bible Reading:
Jeremiah 1-4; 2 Cor 9; Psalm 130
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