Romans 8:28 - 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.
I wanted to just touch on this scripture a bit more this week as we talked about it briefly the week before last. What I love about this scripture is the assurance it gives us because of the One who is in total control! Let’s look at it a little more closely.
And we know…
I don’t have time in this post to touch on the conjunction ‘And’ because that would have us speak about the verses before this one (Girrrl you should read it tho!). So for purposes of this conversation we will start with the word ‘know’. There are some things that we have to be completely sure of and have no doubt about! We have to know who Jesus Christ is and recognize his full authority over all of the earth and things outside of the earth. When we recognize God’s true authority and omnipotence (having all power), we will stand in full confidence that no matter what comes our way, God is in control. We must know this, being fully assured in this fact so that we never waiver on it.
There is something that my Pastor says all the time about the word ‘all’ – it means the same in Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic, whatever – all means all! All things means simply all things: good, bad, ugly, hard, indifferent – ALL. We have to keep this in mind especially during the stormy seasons of life. You have to know that even these times are apart of the ‘all’ and although they are necessary – they are only temporary! All things work together for good! Even the not so good things may come for your development or to draw you closer to Christ. Either way – it’s all good!
They say membership has its privileges – it pays to be in the family of Jesus Christ! Loving God goes beyond just words but the word ‘love’ should be viewed as a verb, an action word! This means that we must show the love that we say we have for God! How? By living our lives as best we can according to God’s Word.
God has a purpose for all of us. What trips us up usually is that we tend to focus on our own purpose, plans, and desires instead of honing in on what God’s purpose is for our lives. When you key on what it is that God has for you to do, the obstacles of life won’t get you down as bad because you are always working toward the greater end!
All things do indeed work for our good! The good things work for our good, the bad things work for our good, and even the hard things work for our good! This is comforting to know that because of who God is and who he designed us to be, no matter what the situation - It’s All Good!