I can usually find comfort in the Word of God. But the other day a friend sent me the scripture Romans 8:28 – “for we know all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called for according to His purpose”.
My first thought was thank you because I knew it was being sent from a place of love. But it was my next thoughts that screamed loudly in my ear. “What good can come out of this mess?” then I went to a dark place and said “maybe I’m not called according to His purpose. Maybe I’m not as much of His child as I thought I was or He wouldn’t have allowed me to go through this AGAIN!”
It was then that I felt the precious arms of God wrap around me and I knew He really was working it out for my good. I knew that He has called me for His purpose. But most importantly He knows that I love Him and I know He loves me.
Sometimes you can go through something so severe that it shatters everything you believe and even some of the things you know. It can leave you in pieces with no hope of repair. But that’s when God can do His best work!!! When you “think” you have it all together and you are taking care of things yourself, it ties God’s hands and He is unable to show you how this can work for your good. But when you are at the point of hopelessness and brokenness, God can reach down and shower you with all His glory.
The hard part is believing that He’s there – even in those dark and scary places. But remember He promised to never leave you nor forsake you. He promised to stick closer than a brother. He promised to be a father to the fatherless, mother to the motherless. He promised and I believe His promises. Do you?
Have you tied the hands of God by trying to work it out yourself? Maybe it’s time to give it to the One who can do the impossible. Maybe it’s time to let Him show you how He is working it out for your good!