Things We Know
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
We know… that there are so many things we do not know. We don’t know the crazy weather throws at us, if our job will be eliminated, or if the Gophers will have a great season. We do not know what it will look like for school this year or what our spouse is thinking or how our kids will turn out. We sometimes don’t even know what we should pray for. But according to Paul we can be absolutely certain about four things. We know:
God works. He is busy behind the scenes, when we sleep, and is often busy working right in front of our faces. He hasn’t checked out or moved on. He is tireless and relentless. He
never stops working.
God works for the good. Not for our comfort, pleasure, entertainment, or fun but for our own good. We may not always see this at the time or when our prayers seem to go unanswered, but how could we expect anything less from Him? He is the ultimate good.
God works for the good of those who love him. What a blessing this is! Believe in him and your life will have a happy ending. Salvation is yours.
God works in all things. Like “panoramic” or “pandemic.” All-inclusive. God does not pick and choose a few things to work on, or just good things, or easy things. But in “all things” God works.
We are in the hands of an awesome, loving God. We may not know the answers to many things that happen in our lives, but we can rest assured that God has a plan for each and every one of us. God’s grace is all we need. We can trust him to do what He feels is best for us. We can find peace in God’s promise “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”