Scripture: Romans 8:28 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.
Devotional: Sometimes, when bad things happen, it’s hard to imagine that good can come from it. But today’s promise assures you and me that in ALL THINGS, whether good or bad, God ultimately works for the good. For the good of who? For the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.
If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, that means you. Romans 1:5-6 says, “Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ.”
You have been called to belong to Christ, and He has purpose for you in every situation. Notice Romans 8:28 says, “and we know…”. What you know will get you through. When you know that God has purpose for everything you are going through, it can ease the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty you may be facing.
- How might you surrender to God’s purposes in the midst of what you’re going through right now?