“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.” ~ Romans 8:28
This is one of my favorite verses in all of Scripture and I quote it to myself often! Especially on those days when things just seem to be running amok, and nothing is going as planned. Even though it may seem that things are not working out for my good, we have God’s Word that promises us that when we are called according to His purpose, or His will, He will work all things out for our benefit and blessing.
Seven years ago today, my wonderful godly father went home to be with Jesus. This verse got me through that trying time. And it is still getting me through as I am waiting for God to take my mother, who is in the last stages of Alzheimer’s, home to Himself.
It is difficult to see a loved one die or suffer with a disease that in our opinion they did not deserve. But I know, that I know, that I know, my God does ALL things well. He has a purpose for every single thing that He does, and our part as His child is to trust Him even when current circumstances may seem hopeless or unfair.
The circumstances of our lives are not controlled by anything or anyone other than God. There is no such thing as “fate”, “chance”, or “luck” for the child of God. Nothing touches our lives without first passing through His hand. And if He allows it in our life, He will give us the strength to endure it and come through the trial stronger in Him!
We will not know all the answers to why this or that happens to us on this earth, and we do not need to know the answers for we know that our wonderful Lord is too loving to be unkind and too wise to err.
How can we help but praise Him when we stop and consider all that He has accomplished on our behalf?
God sent His very own Son, Jesus Christ, to this world to suffer, bleed, and die for our sins. He raised Him back to life on the third day (John 19:28- 20:29), and gave us His indwelling Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9-11) to comfort and guide us in this life. He has given us His Word with numerous promises in it to bring us through anything we encounter. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and He has told us in our verse for today, that all things will work out for our good when we follow Him.
What a glorious God we serve and what a blessed hope we possess through Jesus Christ!
Thank you my wonderful Lord Jesus for all that You have done for me. I love You so my Redeemer and give You all praise this day, Amen!