“And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love him and have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28
Sooner or later even the most happy-go-lucky, optimistic, joyful person gets beat up by life. During those times it feels like we’ve fallen into raging rapids. One thing happens, then another, then another, we’re bouncing off of rocks, getting our foot caught in back currents and when we come up for air, we can’t believe where we landed! How could we have possibly drifted so far and ended up here? We’re hurt, we’re angry, we feel sorry for ourselves, and we truly grieve the quiet mountaintop life we were seemingly in such a short time ago.
Let’s consider this…what if Romans 8:28 was God’s life raft speeding by to yank us out of the water? What if it worked not just some of the time but ALL of the time… if we truly believed God actually does work ALL things together for our good when we truly love him and trust him to do so? What if?
Would knowing that with certainty cause us to be stronger, to hand over our burdens sooner and without question, would it lift our spirits and attitudes while we were still being swept away down the rapids? I have to believe it would.
In The Promise, Robert J. Morgan writes “Romans 8:28 is all-inclusive, all-powerful, and always available… It can touch any hurt, and redeem any problem… It isn’t a mere platitude but a divine promise...He (God) turns problems inside out, transforming bad things to blessings and converting trials into triumphs. He alone knows how to bring Easters out of Good Fridays.”
If we think about it that way, how can we hesitate to put it in his hands? I mean, think about it; the total physical end of life for Jesus became the beginning of life for us in just a few days time! God designed that historical and life altering outcome but he also designed the quilt of our lives before we were even in the womb! He knows the final outcome of every hurt and every betrayal and he promises to use it for our good! What better hands could we possibly be in!
Only God holds every tear we cry in the palm of his hands and turns them to pearls.
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