Are all things good? How can God take all things and work them together for His good?
-cancer isn’t good
-war isn’t good
-broken relationships aren’t good
-a death of a loved one isn’t good
Romans 8:28 is a popular verse. “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God; those who are called according to His purpose.”
Paul isn’t saying all things are good, but he seems to understand that we serve a mighty God who is faithful to bring good even from the most traumatic events.
But not for everyone. Only to those who love God. Who have proclaimed that Jesus is their Lord and Savior. Their Rescuer.
I recently heard a quote, “God will not protect us from what He will perfect us through.”
Read that again…
God is using those “bad” things to shape us…to mold us…
Isaiah 64:8 reads, “We are the clay, you are the potter, we are all the work of your hand.”
God is making those terrible things into something good, by shaping and molding us…refining us. (No one ever said shaping, molding, and refining was ever easy)
I am so thankful that when these hard days come (and they will come) that I can rest in knowing I am not alone. He is making me new all for His glory.
His Name. His Fame.