Is God Really Working All Things For the Good?

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And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28

I just love this verse. Many Christians do. We love to quote it. It’s very hopeful and encouraging. No matter what, we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.

But sometimes… sometimes we have to think, all things? Even in this thing?

Even in painful loss? Deep grief? Shattered dreams?

Even in horrible, unrelenting pain?

Even in chronic? In hospice? In sudden accidents that change lives forever?

Even in divorce and bankruptcy and widespread acts of terror?

Even in unfairness and prejudice?

Even when unspeakable things happen to the best of people?

Have you been there… to that place where you’re questioning the truth of this scripture?

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

How can we be certain? In the darkest of moments, how can we cling to this hopeful promise?

I’ll tell you how. It’s because we are clinging to the One who promises.

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. – James 1:17

He never changes. He never casts a shifting shadow.

No matter what.

Even in this.

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. – Hebrews 10:23

Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises.Romans 4:20-21

Are we fully convinced? The true test of that faith comes right along with these horrible things we have to live with… the darkness we’re destined to walk through… the grief and loss that sometimes threaten to swallow us whole.

We can believe the promise because we know the purity of the One who made the promise.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

Dear God, we are in awe of who You are. We are clinging in faith through these hard times. Thank You for never leaving or forsaking a single one of us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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Shelly

2 Comments on “Is God Really Working All Things For the Good?

  1. a friend of mine needs this today…as always Shelly, right on the mark!

    xxxx

  2. Sometimes, it is SO hard to remember that God didn’t promise that everything that happens will BE good, but that all things (both good and bad) will work TOGETHER for our good. Thank you for the encouragement here, Shelly. God bless you. 🙂

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