Saturday, September 10, 2011

God Will Work it Out

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. -Romans 8:28 (KJV)

Romans 8:28 makes an extremely bold statement.  All things, everything, will work to the good for those who love God and are called according to His purposes.  The implications of this are staggering.  The Bible is telling us that all our troubles, disappointments, heartaches, tragedies, and everything else which causes us pain will somehow work out to our benefit.  Now, we might easily question this.  How does something bad work out to my benefit?  I don’t have the answer for this, yet God does have the answer and He will reveal it in His time and in His way.  What this means is we will most likely have to do some waiting on the Lord for what we are facing to work out and become a blessing. 

I made a statement in a recent sermon which the Lord placed on my heart, and here is what I said; by the power of Christ all my problems and trials will somehow and some way become blessings.  In Jesus Christ we do not just get through it, but we come through it with Christ on our side, and in Him there is victory, peace, love, and joy.  

The believer can say with all confidence that all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes.  Claim this in the midst of a new problem and we find peace we would not have had.  God is going to work this out. 

Perhaps you are so discouraged you feel like giving up.  Stand on the promises of God that He will bring you through whatever you are facing.  There is light at the end of whatever dark tunnel in which you have found yourself.  Keep moving forward, keep trusting the Lord, and claim His power.  Jesus Christ will not let you down.

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