Romans 8:28 (HCSB)
28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
There are some things that we absolutely know. The Scriptures declare these truths. We are able to see them, to perceive them. We know them by experience and because they are written in God’s Word. The promise of Romans 8:28 is something that we absolutely know to be true.
We know the way God works.
A rock plops into a lake and it makes a ripple. Ten rocks plop into the lake and they make ripples that crash into each other, changing the waves and causing new ones. In a way much more amazing than that, God works in all things. Nothing happens that is outside of His sovereign control. He is in control of everything.
You can take great assurance in knowing that God has a purpose for everything. He doesn’t waste anything. He works even in the midst of difficult – even tragic – situations. And when you are able to have the spiritual maturity to recognize one thing that He is doing, you can be sure that God is doing a thousand things behind the scenes that you are not even aware of.
God works in all things.
God is the Great Conductor. A music conductor blends together the individual sounds of an orchestra into a beautiful symphony. God, our Great Conductor, takes all of the things in our lives and works them together in a way that is good for us and that brings Him glory.
God works in our painful circumstances and teaches us about His comfort. God works in our times of need and teaches us about His provision. God works in confusing times and teaches about His peace.
God works all things together in a way we can’t even imagine.
“For The Good…”
God in His very essence is good. And all His ways are good. When we know that God is good, then we trust Him. When we trust Him, we trust His ways. Therefore, even when He allows us to go through difficulties, we trust that those circumstances are for our good. They are good for us. And they bring Him glory.
The promise of Romans 8:28 is for those who love God, those who are called according to His purpose. A person who is not saved cannot claim this promise. But for those who have been redeemed, forgiven of their sins, saved through faith in Jesus Christ, those who love God, those called according to His purpose — for these people God will work all things together for their good.
We know that God works all things together for the good of those who love God, those that are called according to His purpose.
- Trust Him
- Be amazed at how He works
- Love Him more
- Seek Him
- Be committed to His purpose, following in His way
4 thoughts on “The Way God Works”
Drop a rock into a lake and how many ripples does it create? When a tree loses a leaf, how many are left? When a sparrow falls from the sky, who knows why? Who knows, and who cares about these trivial things? He knows when that sparrow falls, He knows the number of hairs on my head, He has collected all of my tears in a bottle. Nothing is too trivial for Him when it comes to the lives of His children. As you said Derek, He is the great conductor of our lives and if we love Him, our lives will be under His watchful eye and we will be guided by the baton of His unwavering love.
Shalom to you Derek.
well said, Eddie!