Working For Your Good
Written by Felicia McKnight
Romans 8:28 NKJV
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
In life we will go through circumstances that we don’t understand. As we go through them we find ourselves questioning God as we know we didn’t do anything to bring these circumstances on ourselves. Romans 8:28 reminds us today that there are things God ordains for our life with a divine purpose in place. When we are hurting, struggling, or disappointed it is difficult to see, but God has called us to walk by faith and not by sight. He has called us to focus on what is seen not what is unseen. God will bring people in our life and circumstances to accomplish His perfect will. Sometimes God strips us of people and things so we can learn to trust Him more. Sometimes we have to deal with circumstances such as illness to experience Him as a healer or financial loss to experience Him as a provider. Pastor Joel Osteen recently said in a sermon sometimes “God wants to make us an example of His goodness.” Only God knows why we are going through what we go through and in time He will reveal His will to us.
As you go through your challenges remain prayerful to God. Be thankful in all circumstances and allow Him to order your steps. Allow God to refine you during your season of difficulty. Allow the people God sends in your life to keep you encouraged. Trust God during the trial knowing in the end His perfect plan will come to pass. You will be able to look back and see how God used every trial as a divine puzzle piece to cause the bigger picture of your life that He ordained to come to pass. Be blessed and be encouraged.
Heavenly Father, thank you that we can put all of our hope and trust in you. Lord, we love you and know we have been called by you. We believe by faith today that you have a divine purpose for every circumstance in our life and you are causing them all to work out for our good. In Jesus name. Amen.