Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
The Apostle Paul declares in this text that "we know" everything we go through in life is working for our good. He says "ALL" things. This means, good, bad and the ugly has a purpose in our lives.
Yes, as painful as many of the circumstances we have to endure and as unfair as some of them may seem in this life, scripture declares that they are working for our good.
Even when it does not look like it, God is at every point in our lives. He is involved in every detail of it as a matter of fact. Yes, I know it does not appears that He is, but He is for scripture declares that He is the Sovereign God.
Indeed there are a lot of questions we could ask in our circumstances like where is God when I am hurting so bad, why didGod allow this or that to happen, Where is God when my children have gone wayward, where is God when my spouse of 60 years has just died and I am left a widow, where is God when life has turned for the worse when I expected the best, where was God when my loved one committed suicide, where was God when I lost my job, where was God when my only child died in a tragic car accident or when my mother or father died of a terminal illness, where was God when I got molested or abused, where was God?
The answer is God was and is still right there with you.
Why He allowed or allows even tragedy or any other things to happen, I do not have the answers, but I know that He knows all about them before they even happened, when they happened and after they happened.
God has a purpose for allowing what He allows, good or bad and He has a promises on today that they will work toward our ultimate good. Not that evil is good, but God can use evil to work out something good on our behalf.
No matter what happens, God will turn a tragedy into a blessing if you could only believe that.
Remember Daniel who was thrown in the lion’s den, remember the 3 Hebrew boys who were thrown in a fiery furnace, remember Joseph who was sold into slavery, remember the children of Israel who spent 400 years in Egyptian slavery, remember Sarah, Hannah and Elizabeth who spent years of ridicule for being barren, remember Jesus Christ our Savior who was rejected and crucified by those He came to save?
In all these situations, God appeared to be absent and no where to be found, but guess what, God was there with them from the beginning to it's end and everyone of them came out victorious.
The hope and promise on today is that all things are working for our good and we must believe that in spite of what we see, feel or believe. God's Word is true and will not return to Him void, but will go forth and accomplish that which God sent it to do.
In promising us that all things will work together for our good, God is saying to us that things will not always be the way it is currently, but God will, at His appointed time in our lives, perfect all things concerning you and I. Sooner or later things will turn in our favor for God promises it on today people of God.
Oh, the power of faith in God's promises. Hebrews 11:6-And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exist and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek after Him.
Oh the blessings on the other side of faith that awaits those that could only believe!
Understand this, Paul is not saying that everything that happens to us is good, but that "we know", according to God's promises in His Word that they will work for our good.
No, we do not understand everything that happens in life. There will always be circumstances and situations in life that we will not be able to explain, but that is where our faith in God come in to play.
Believing God's promises and trusting Him beyond what we see with our natural eyes is the place where God is calling all of us to on today, regardless of what we may be going through right now.
The Apostle Paul makes it clear as to those people whom God is working all things together for. Let's listen to Romans 8:29-“For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son”.
In other words, Paul is declaring that those whom God has predestined have an expected end that is good according to God’s standard of good.
Let's listen to what Jeremiah says about those whom God has predestined in Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans that I have for you, says the Lord, plans for peace and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
People of God, regardless of what you are going through right now, we must "KNOW" without a doubt that God has our best interest at hand and He is indeed working all things together for our good.
If you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and declare your love for Him and God, Romans 8:28 can be declares as your promise on today.
The question becomes "do you believe it" in spite of your current situation? Do you believe what God says concerning you on today that all you are going through is working for your good?
To survive on this Christian journey, we MUST "BELIEVE" God and what He declares concerning us in His Word. The truth of the matter is that God's Word declares thatwe (those God foreknew ) know that all things work together for the good of them that love God.
Does God know what He is doing? Take a look at creation and yourself and you will “know” without a doubt that God knows what He is doing.
God’s purpose for whatever He allows in our lives is for the outcome of conformity to the likeness of Christ in you and me.
Trust God on today in the midst of your circumstance in knowing that when the road gets too rough to travel God promises to give you and I a way of escape. 1 Corinthians 10:13-The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
Trust God on today and enjoy the ride with Him in knowing that He is working all things together for our good.
God bless you all.