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 (NIV)
I am at work all the time. I am at work in your life. I am working for your good. Do you know that? Yes, I believe that you are working in my life. Yes, I believe that you are working for my good. What about when things don’t seem to be going your way? What about when something terrible has happened in your life? Do you believe that I can bring about good even when something bad has happened in your life? I know that you are not the author of bad things that happen in my life. I know that you weep when I weep. Yes, I do. I know that you are close to me when I am brokenhearted. Yes, I am. I know that you will never leave me or forsake me. No, I will not. I know that you comfort and heal me when I am bruised and broken. Yes, I do. I believe that you can redeem anything by bringing good things out of bad things that have happened in my life. Yes, I can and yes, I will. Sometimes, I have had no idea how you could possibly bring any good out of what has happened to me. Sometimes, I have felt all alone and wondered where you were when I was brokenhearted. My pain paralyzed me. I thought that I couldn’t possibly go on and move forward. I was too weary and worn out to take even one step. I cried out to you. I wasn’t sure that you had heard or answered my prayer. Nevertheless, I continued to trust in you. I knew that you loved me, and I loved you. I knew that you called me according to your purpose. I knew that you had a plan for my life even if I couldn’t see it. So, after some time, I once again moved forward. I began again to take one step at a time with you. It has only been after some time has passed that I have been able to look back and see the truth that you can and do bring good out of bad. You have healed every one of my hurts. You have comforted me in all my afflictions. I have never been alone. You have been with me all the time. When I could walk no further you have carried me. Through the pain of all my troubles my faith in you has grown. During all my heartache I have learned to trust and rely on you. Now I would not wish my pain on anyone else. Now I would not trade what I have gone through with you for anything else. You have shown me your love. You have revealed your purposes and plans to me. My life is in your hands. There is no place I would rather be. I am all yours. You are my Savior and my Lord. I will follow you to where you lead me to do what you ask of me. That is very good. I will lead you. I will guide you. I am with you now and forever.
Lord, I love you with all my heart and mind and soul. I am determined to live my life according to your purposes and plans. Thank you that you have brought good things even out of bad things that have happened in my life. Amen
Key Question… How has God been able to bring about good even out of something bad that has happened in your life?
Living It Out… Love God with all your heart and mind and soul and make it your priority to live your life according to purposes.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will bring good things even out of the bad things that happen in your life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has brought good out of bad that has happened in your life.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you love God with all your heart and mind and soul as you live your life according to His purposes.
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