May 13: God Works in All Things for Good
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It’s one thing to experience the occasional trial, such as traffic jams, your car breaking down, or having the flu. It’s another to experience something much more sorrowful. In these moments it’s easy to wonder, Can anything good come from this?
The biblical answer, as difficult as it may be to accept, is that God works in all things for our good.
The NLT Life Application Study Bible notes on Romans 8:28, “God works in ‘everything’—not just isolated incidents—for our good. This does not mean that all that happens to us is good. Evil is prevalent in our fallen world, but God is able to turn every circumstance around for our long-range good. Note that God is not working to make us happy but to fulfill his purpose.”
As you read today, consider this: What is one extremely difficult situation you’ve experienced? In what way(s) did you eventually discover that God worked through this situation for good?
READING & JOURNALING:
What is one extremely difficult situation you’ve experienced? In what way(s) did you eventually discover that God worked through this situation for good?
How may God be inviting you to share your experience with others who are currently experiencing a significant life challenge?
Heavenly Father, I realize there’s a different between simple trials of life and severe difficulties that will forever change me. Nevertheless, I believe that deep down You have worked and will continue to work for good in every situation I experience. May I rest in this truth today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Luke 15 & 16
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