Wednesday, April 10, 2013
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28
No doubt, you are familiar with this verse. Sometimes familiar verses are easy to just gloss over because we've heard it so often. This verse is often quoted to us following a disappointment or time of testing. Internally I say to myself, Yeah, yeah, heard it before.
Take a moment to look at it with fresh eyes (and I say this to myself most of all).
All (every single thing that happens)
Works for His good (not necessarily my good)
For His purpose.
Whatever is going on right now, today, has already been filtered through God's loving hands, and He has a plan that fits His purpose. If you've royally screwed up, God will use that somehow, some way. That's a promise. You may still suffer the consequences of that major mess, but if you love God and dilligently seek Him, He will work it ALL for His good--and ultimately your (and my) good.