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.”
Life is like a puzzle with all the pieces spread out. As we move through life, pieces begin to come together. Corner pieces get established in their rightful places. Entire rows are completed. The picture becomes clearer and clearer until the whole image is complete. At that time, we will depart from this world and enter into the next phase. Life after the physical world. This comes from all parts of life working together.
We know that things happen. We can see them and we witness them. Events happen that are outlined in the news. Events happen in our lives and the lives around us. We know because we are a part of something. We also know because of God. God has a plan. Sometimes He shares it. Sometimes He does not. God also us to know certain things.
All things work together for good. It may not seem like it. It may not feel like it but this is true. It is true because God said it. You may ask, “How is losing my job ‘good’?” This may be part of God’s plan to get you a greater job that you would not have looked for if you were comfortable in your current one. Tripping on a sidewalk leads to a lesson about paying attention. A failed experiment gives insight on what works and what doesn’t. Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Look at all Edison accomplished. Most would say that he did good for the world.
Those who love God. Not all love God but for those that do, they will see more than this life. There is Heaven for those that follow God. Many people will see good things happen those that do not follow God. They may see this and wonder why. The fact is that God does not want anything bad to happen to anyone. He wants what is best for us. You see, the people who live for this world get the good they get here and then after they die, they no longer receive good. Those that live for God will also receive good and after they die, will receive greater good in Heaven above. This shows that those that love God have much more to look forward to in the next life.
Those who are called according to His purpose. Those that come to God are called. We who are called know the voice of the Master. We have a purpose for the kingdom of God. There are those that do not heed the call of the Master. They do not think that they need God or that God is not real. They may think that God is a fairy tale but that is simply not true. He is real and He has a plan. His plan supersedes all other plans. We may think we know what is right for us, but only God knows the full plan for us. Only God knows how things work together.
Thank You for Your glorious plan. You know what is good for us. We need to learn to trust You more and more. You love us so much. You do not want us to have bad things happen. You do not want us to sin. You sent Your Son so that sin could not no longer enslave us. Please forgive us for all the sin that we have done. We ask that You would bless us and that blessing starts when we have faith in You alone. Help our faith in You.
In Your name we pray,