God is always at work in our lives.
I think many imagine God far away, sitting on a throne, looking down on this big blue orb called Earth.
But the Bible tells us that He is as close to us as our next breath.
♥ Fear not, for I am with you. (Isaiah 41:10)
♥ The Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
♥ Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, our Lord. (Romans 8:39)
♥ God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)
♥ You [Lord] go before me and follow me. Psalm 139:5
♥ I [Jesus] am with you always to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:20)
♥ Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. (Ephesians 2:18)
He knows what is going on in us and around us. He loves us and He cares about us. And He is always at work in our lives.
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.Romans 8:28
This doesn’t mean that everything that happens in our lives will be good and pleasant. We live in a fallen world where evil is a reality.
It doesn’t mean it’s true for everyone . . . but for God’s children, for those who love, trust, and obey Him it’s a promise.
I love the phrase “but God…”
Look at just a few of the “but God” verses that tell us about God’s involvement in our lives.
But God knew… (Acts 2:23)
But God heard… (Genesis 21:17)
But God has seen… (Genesis 31:42)
But God is my helper… (Psalm 54:4)
But God protected me… (Acts 26:22)
But God is the strength of my heart… (Psalm 73:26)
Whatever our difficulty, we can always say, “but God!” He can give us everything we need and turn around every difficult circumstance.
He is at work for good in us and around us.
I realized a while ago, the way God had worked through the painful circumstances of rejection to draw me close and grow my faith. My relationship with Him is so much closer today and I honestly don’t know if it would have happened if I had still had those relationships to rely on. I’ve actually started thanking Him for that terrible time.
He can cause everything to work together for good in our lives when we run to Him in faith.
A Prayer to Trust God’s Promise that
He will Work for Good in Our Lives
Father, thank you so very much for Your Word . . . Your promises. Sometimes this life is really hard. I’ll admit that it may be caused by my own foolishness or the foolishness of others. And I know the evil enemy of our souls is always taunting and tempting me trying to steal, kill, and destroy my relationships with You. I ask You, Father, please help us. Please help me. Please forgive us. Please forgive me.
You have worked for my good so many times in my life and I have seen You use circumstances in my life or in someone else’s to work for good in the lives of people around us. Thank you! You are good and all You do is good. I thank and praise You for always knowing, hearing, seeing, helping, and protecting us.
Thank you for being the strength of my heart, for holding me close, for knowing my needs, and for hearing me when I pour my heart out to You. You are my Lord and Savior. You keep Your promises. You give me a future filled with hope. I thank and praise You and give you my heart. Amen.
You and I have the Good News of God’s unfailing promises.
And because of Jesus, we can carry every burden . . . every painful circumstance to God and ask Him to work it for good and turn it into a blessing in our hearts and minds, and in our lives.
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