16 08 2013

Morning glow

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.  Romans 8:28 NLT



Absolute terms in the promises of God’s Word amaze me.  The “Everything” or in another translation “All things” in this passage is inclusive of every detail of our lives.  He is working the good, the bad, the ugly and the lovely of our lives into usable experiences for our good.  In our thinking, we are not sure how this setback or that bad decision can benefit, who we are in Christ.  But our God is faithful, even when we have failed to heed His word or circumstances beyond our control yield a negative experience. He can take our situations and meld them into an opportunity for growth, maturity and to come higher in our thinking and our ways.  It may be a circumstance that turns our attention more fully to His will and to our purpose.  The result may strengthen our faith and trust in the Lord.  I am so thankful that He can take the “everything” of our lives and weave them into something good.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.  Romans 8:26-28 MSG



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