“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
I think this is one of the most flippantly used verses in Scripture. A friend loses their job or their house burns down and we quote this verse. They lose a loved one and we quote this verse. We too often interpret it that God will make what WE want to be good come out of something that is very bad. That is not what it says.
We exist for God’s glory, not Him for ours. God wants to be continuously transforming us into His likeness. That is good, and while it might surprise us; that is the good God most wants in our lives. His “good” may not be the new house or job that we want. His good is that which will help us know Him better, trust Him more, and reveal His glory to others. That good will always be good for us; we just don’t always see that far ahead.
Dear Father, Help me to trust each day in your definition of good. Amen.
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