52 Weeks (Week 7)

66982This week in our 52 Weeks, 52 Verses, we get one of my absolute favorite verses in all of Scripture, this is one of those verses that I’ve built my life around.  This is one of those verses that gives you hope, gives you confidence no matter what you are facing.

If this year of memorizing the Bible does anything, it’s for weeks like this and verses like this.  This is one of those that you need to hide close to your heart, and pull out when you need that hope.

Listen to and learn Romans 8:28:

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

All things work together for good for those called according to His purpose.  All things.  Here is the hope that this vese gives me.  All things in life, the bad, as much (maybe even more so) and the good work together for our good, if we are called to God’s purpose.

What does that mean?  First, it means this.  God has a purpose. God has a plan. And while we have free will within that, God is at work, guiding, calling, challenging, pushing, prodding.  God is at work in all things, to bring something good out of it. God has a plan that is bigger than our human choices.

Now, I don’t understand that and am not going to claim to.  But I know it’s true.  God has a plan and a purpose.

And for those of us that love Him, all thing will work according to that plan.

All things.  They will.

So, today, trust.  God is at work in all things, for His purpose.  And for our good.  In all things. He really is.

Memorize this one today. Write it on your heart.  Write it on your soul.  Cling to it.  For all things will work for our good.  And for His purpose.

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