Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
All things work together for good.......don't they? We read the verse, we quote it, but do we really believe it? Sometimes when you're having "one of those days" it's truly hard to live this verse, but it doesn't take away from the truth of it.
All of us have had the days where nothing seems to be going right, and when that happens it's SO easy to morph into "crabby patty". Car troubles, fussy kids, home maintenance problems, unexpected financial burdens, illness, spiritual battles, wayward children, marital issues, friendship strife, and the list could go on and on! These are all things that can easily cause our day to spiral out of control. What a blessing that we can cling to the promises found in God's Word, more specifically Romans 8:28!
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
The key to this verse is that "all things work together for good to them that LOVE GOD". This isn't a verse for the lost, but rather the saved. Christian, have you checked your love for God lately? Do you love the Lord? Love is a choice, and an action. Do your actions prove that your love for God is what it should be?
This "Thankful Thursday" I'm thanking God for the truth found in this verse and for His provision time and time again. He never fails to bring people along to help encourage us, or to help us in time of need. My friend had quite the interesting day yesterday, and I kind of did too. The Lord has a reason for everything and allows the "hardships" for a reason. We may not know why they happen, but our job is to trust God, despite what's going on around us! We are to remember that when our love for the Lord is correct, then there will always be a Romans 8:28 situation behind every trial. Maybe it's there to bring us closer to Him, or maybe it's there to open an even bigger window of blessings.
Deuteronomy 6:5 "And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
Have a Thankful Thursday, everyone!!