When you love God, and when you know He is calling you, you’ll reap this Benefit: God works ALL things together for good!.
Here is the entire Scripture passage:
New King James Version:
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. (Romans 8:28)
English Standard Version:
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)
God Will Make Something Good Out Of Your Problems If…
If you have listened for and answered His call on your life
The Great Commission
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16~20)
- disciples went to [where] Jesus directed them
- they worshiped Him
- Some doubted
- Jesus said, “all authority… has been given to Me…”
- Go therefore; make disciples
- teaching them to observe all…
- I am with you always
The Truth Will Set You Free
31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31~32)
I see that your “Love God” quotient is high, or you would have stopped reading by now.
Here are some thoughts that I want to share:
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.
PRAYER:“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!”