Sometimes in life, things don’t work out the way we hope…or plan. Sometimes, the sure-fire God-thing ends up looking like a mistake. Many times we’re faced with situations that just don’t turn out the way we envision. The old saying “the best laid plans of mice and men” go awry, right?
But what about those situations that are the reverse? What about the ones that you just know are going to be horrible? What about the situations that you spend hours agonizing over…the ones you turn over and over and over in your mind in the early watches of the morning?
What do you do? You read Romans 8:28, if you have any sense.
“And we know that for those who love God ALL things work together for GOOD, for those who are called according to His purpose.” (ESV-emphasis mine)
Let me just say, for the record, I haven’t had much sense lately.
Folks, the Word is true, or it isn’t. I spent the past two weeks moaning about a situation, rehashing it, worrying about it, stressing about it. And for what? Nothing. All my worrying came to naught. And you know what? I should have known. When God says ALL things work for our good, He means ALL things. Duh. And while it’s not always that easy to trust, we’re called to trust nonetheless. He is good, and He will work ALL things for our good (even when we can’t see how). It’s a promise.
So I’m trusting.