God Can Use Your Mistakes for His Good - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - December 30, 2020
God Can Use Your Mistakes for His Good
By Rick Warren
“We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (GNT)
Let’s face it. You and I do foolish things from time to time. We make mistakes.
But nothing you ever do is beyond the capacity of God to use. You may make mistakes, but God doesn’t.
When you make a foolish mistake, God says, “I can fit that in too. I can use it all for good.”
I want to be clear, though. This isn’t a promise for everyone. The verse doesn’t say God works everything out for good for those living in rebellion against him or for those who aren’t living for his purposes.
The promise is for people who come to God and say, “I want to live for your purposes. I don’t always get it right. But I want to do the right thing. I want to follow you, and I want to trust you.” Do that, and God will take it all and use it for his good.
That’s a reason for joy.
When you put your life in his hands, it doesn’t mean you’ll never goof up again. You’ll still make bad decisions. You’ll still mess up. But God can fit it all into his plans.
There is no plan B for your life. God knew all the mistakes you’d make before you were born. He also knew he’d fit those mistakes into his plan.
That means you can relax. You can stop being anxious. You can move into the new year trusting God’s grace is active your life.
Do your best with what God has given you. God will work everything into his plan.
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