God’s Will & Your Good – 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.

This week I chose to memorize Romans 8:28. Romans 8:28 is one of those verses that every Christian needs to have in their toolbox. Why? Let’s dive into that.

Throughout life, I have had seasons where I felt down, discouraged, in despair, doubtful, hurt, alone, you name it. Thankfully, I also have experienced abundant joy, satisfaction, relief, happiness and content. I believe, and I know it is God’s will for me, (and you) to have abundant joy, peace, and contentment. He does not want us to worry, to suffer, or to be anxious. Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:25-34. Jesus told us that He came to give us life, and more abundantly. I could go on and on with verses that promises God’s love for me and desire for me to have a truly fulfilling life that can only come from Him, a life that is based solely on serving Him.

Please hear me correctly, by no means am I saying “everything is perfect once you’re a Christian”. What I am saying, is that the best life you can live, and the best life you can get, comes from God. Period. No way around it. That is why Romans 8:28 is so relevant and important. In the good times, and especially in times of trials, I need to know that God is working in my life, for my good and ultimately for His good too!

As I mentioned in a previous post, it is very similar to the relationship I have with my own children. I want what is best for my children. I may ask them to do things that they aren’t always happy about and might not understand, but ultimately it is for their benefit in some way. It’s that way with God and me. He says in Isaiah 55:8-9 that His thoughts (knowledge) and ways (actions) are not equal to mine, they are far superior. I may not always understand it, or like it, but I must trust and obey because He is working all things for my good. Not some, or most, all things. Knowing this, I can take comfort everyday and rest in His grand promise that He is in control and He want’s what is good for me.

There are two caveats to experience His good for my all, however. The verse states clearly that I must 1. love Him, and 2. be called according to His purpose. In other words, to have accepted Jesus Christ as my savior and live according to HIS will. That’s right, not my will, HIS will. That’s just fine with me, because God is the most loving, all-knowing, powerful, protector, creator, and heavenly Father who wants good for me. If He wants to have His way in my life, I want to let Him. I want to please and glorify Him and live a life worthy of His kingdom, and of course I want to experience His blessings.

Giving up control, or the notion that one has control over their own life and destiny is contrary to human nature, until you allow the Holy Spirit to take over and guide you. Romans 8:28 promises me that I can safely, securely, and happily give up that “control”.

Will you take comfort in this promise He gives us too?

Published: July 5, 2016 5:46 pm Categorized in:

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