August 27, 2007
We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
In the midst of any storm, it’s easy to forget that God’s in control. Now, I know it may not feel like it, but as a child of God…He’s always in control…taking care of you.
As a follower of Christ, you are the object of God’s persevering grace in your life. I’m talking about every step you take! All your hopes…all your hurts…and all your hallelujahs are being worked out together according to God’s perfect plan for your life.
As Paul promises us in Romans 8:28, “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” What a glorious promise from the Scripture!
So today…if your dreams have been shattered…if your hopes have been dashed…or even if something you prayed for has been taken away…I want to remind you of two things.
First, don’t demand to understand. You can’t always understand. And just because it doesn't make sense now, doesn't mean that it doesn't make sense. God has a plan and God has a purpose…so don’t demand to understand.
Second, don’t bow to bitterness. Some people…when their dreams are dashed…become broken people. Then bitterness sets in and they spend the rest of their days in the sorrow of a long distant past. So don't bow to bitterness!
Romans 8:31 says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Remember…no matter what you're going through in your life…no matter how much turmoil you’re in today or tomorrow…no matter how deep the pit is you may living in…God is for you. And He's constantly working in your life—constructively and creatively—to bring about His purpose and the divine destiny of your life.
Stand on this promise today!
NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH TODAY, remember God is on your side and in control