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God Works All Things Together For Good To Those Who Love Him

When you love God, and when you know He is calling you, you’ll reap this Benefit: God works ALL things together for good!.

Heavenly Father, I choose to trust You when You say my trials are just for a season. I know something good will come out of it. I choose to step out in faith as I wait for You!

god works all things together for good

God Will Make Something Good Out Of Your Problems If…

Isn’t it great that you can know truths about God’s ways — including His promises to help you? (Some people actually believe we can’t know any truth!) And isn’t it fantastic to realize that He’s working for your good to give you His very best?

God never wastes an experience. He can take what seems to be an absolute “train wreck” of a life, and use it for His purposes. He didn’t cause your problems, but He allowed them to happen for reasons you may not know until you’re in heaven. The fact is: He saw your train wreck coming before He created the universe!

God’s plan is to strengthen you for His work. He’ll take your mess and make it your message. He will teach you things through adversity that you would never learn unless He allowed some rain to fall into your life. These lessons are far more bearable when you know God has so much confidence in you that He allows them to happen. The “fire” of the adversity you are in may be hot, but God’s hand is on the thermostat! He knows exactly how much you can stand.

Job put it so nicely:

But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10)

This is the process God uses to make us more like Christ, so we can do Christ’s work.

~ Jan


How YOU Can Live In Peace

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All problems are easier to face when you are working from a position of peace and strength rather than from a position of worry, anxiety, and fear. Peace is what you long for, right?  The really good news is: EVERYONE can have peace! How can I say that? Because Jesus Himself said it.

The Battle Is Not Yours, but Gods

30 lessons – click/tap image above

This online course includes a biblical example of how God will fight your battle for you, WHEN you choose to live in harmony with Him.
ALSO: In one of the units in this course, I have shared part of my ongoing transformation in Gods “University of Adversity”.


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  • Serena Penner September 29, 2016, 9:07 PM

    Hi thank you for sharing. I’ve learned it is true that love makes all things bearable for those who love the Lord after all God makes all things possible. Through his strength we can move mountains, turn adversity into prosperity and endure all things, for when we are week He is strong. AMEN?

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    • Jan Smith October 1, 2016, 5:49 PM

      VERY nicely said, Serena! Thanks for writing.

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  • Cody October 26, 2015, 10:38 AM

    What I look forward to most? Time with my failmy. My husband is a teacher so he’s off for the summer. My 3 children are fast growing up and every bit of time spent with all of them is precious. I take a week off in July and one in August and love to spend time with them and just enjoy the wonderful young adults they are becoming. It gives more time for my husband and I to spend together too. In a world where both husband and wife work full time, it’s nice to have some bonding time to enjoy who we are and where we are going together.

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    • Jan Smith October 26, 2015, 6:43 PM

      Cody, looks like you have found a good balance between family and other obligations. Good for you!

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  • Mary Mary March 15, 2014, 9:39 AM

    Thank you for this fresh mana from heaven. May God bless you for sharing these powerful words. They are moving in my soul. They have truly blessed my entire being.
    May the Lord richly bless you.
    Many Thanks

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