God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God… a very comforting passage..isn’t it? “Everything”..love that word. Not just the things that are making sense but everything that does not make sense. “God causes”..He does it..it is His work.. His unfolding plan. We see only a small part of the big picture..He sees it all. When life starts spinning out of control and it looks like some very unhappy ending is on its way..Romans 8:28 is very helpful. He is working..for the good..for us. His ways are not ours..what a relief.
It is very easy it is for me to imagine the worst. especially when I feel threatened. I honestly don’t understand the reason for this..maybe just years of practice..disappointments..fear..unbelief..lies from the enemy. I’m working on changing this pattern by remembering the goodness of God.
He is for us at all times. We have history that says He is working on our behalf. Our lives tell an amazing story of His faithfulness. Knowing His character is a big key for me.. His unchanging nature.. His sovereignty..His unconditional love. Embracing suffering is another big one. Life here is all about trials and challenges. We live in a fallen world.. God is redeeming it..but we still get hurt..experience loss and failure. God is with us and He promises to use it all for good..every single time. Our part..to believe Him no matter what we see or think..to stay on His side..waiting and trusting Him for the day when we see it all clearly.
“Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace which exceeds anything we can understand.”