PowerPoint - Aug. 27, 2008
August 27, 2008
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
Are you struggling today? If so, remember that in the midst of any storm, it’s easy to forget that God’s in control. 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, your hurts, and your hallelujahs are being worked out together according to God’s perfect plan for your life.
Our Scripture today is a glorious promise of God’s power and concern for your life.
“All things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” What a comfort!
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 a purpose.
Second, don’t bow to bitterness. Some people break when their dreams are dashed. Then bitterness sets in and they spend the rest of their days in the sorrow of a long distant past.
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 be 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!
ALL YOUR HOPES, YOUR HURTS, AND YOUR HALLELUJAHS ARE BEING WORKED OUT TOGETHER ACCORDING TO GOD’S PERFECT PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE.