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It’s True! All Things Work Together For Good! (To Those Who Love God)

August 23rd, 2010 Posted in encouragement, Pastor's corner, sermons

“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)

There are times in our lives as Christians when God will, or won’t, do things or not do things that we want Him to do, and it won’t make a bit of sense to us. And because we don’t see the big picture, we may falsely conclude that God has abandoned us. But we need to trust Him during these times, remembering that Jesus Christ is the author and finisher of our faith. In other words, what God starts, He completes.

Remember that wonderful word from the first chapter of Philippians? “There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears” (Philippians 1:6 THE MESSAGE).

I often forget things

It seems that as I get older, I get distracted and forget things all the time. But what if God forgot about us?

What a frightening thought. Imagine being in the midst of a fiery trial as God is watching and waiting for that moment to take us out of it. Then the phone rings, and He’s gone for a decade!

Thankfully, God never forgets about us. He remains—forever and ever—in full control. He knows exactly what He is doing. He will complete what He has begun.

God is planning for tomorrow

Sometimes, in the middle of that process, we may think that the Lord is missing it. But He isn’t. We’re the ones who are missing it. From our limited human viewpoint, we think of the temporal, but God lives in the eternal. We are thinking of today, but God is planning for tomorrow . . . in fact, He’s already been there.

We are thinking of comfort, but God is thinking of character. We are thinking of an easy time, but God is thinking of how to make us better people.

So let’s trust Him. Whatever our circumstances or hardships, let’s believe His promise to His children . . . . All things are working together.

4 Responses to “It’s True! All Things Work Together For Good! (To Those Who Love God)”

  1. Tomas Kessel says:

    What an awesome scripture Rom 8-28……
    The Key for those who love God He uses ALL things good and bad well what we think is bad God has a purpose thats what we need to remember His plans that he has for us so no matter whats going on have the faith in our Lord JESUS to see it through

  2. bev jansen says:

    THANK YOU FOR THE TRUTH OF GODS WORD WE WENT THROUGH A TRIAL RECENTLY AND SEING NO REASONING IN IT UNTIL MUCH LATER,IT IS COMFORTING TO KNOW GOD IS IN CONTROL AND WE ARE NOT. PRAISE GOD FOR YOUR FAITHFULLNESS TO KEEP PREACHING THE TRUTH OF GODS WORD. WE WILL KEEP YOU IN PRAYER.

  3. JASON says:

    Greg i received yiur Book Lost BOy last Wednesday I will start reading it soon.
    I relate to parts of yiur story when yiou became a prodigul and yOu returned to Jesus.
    Before October 14th 2008 I was a prodigul and then I came to Jesus due to your message you had on yiur Radio Broadcast A New Beginning when I heard yiur Broadcast ob Vision Radio network vai wwww.vision.org.au.
    I thank you Greg for Leading me to Jesus.
    I would like to shake your hand if you come t\to Australia with Cathe Jonothan smd Stella.
    I emailed an Australian based pastor his name is Rob Buckingham and suggest to him that he team up with you, Harvest Chrustuan Fellowship amd Australian based Christian Churches so that we u\in Australia can host our first Harvest Crusade.
    God Bless you and everone at Harvest Christian Fellow.
    JaSON

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much. My husband is a middle aged man encouraged to leave the youth ministry because he is “Too Old”. I know God is working all things for our good and God did not give him this calling to throw away because of man’s uncalling. In the last couple of months we have been unemployed, but God has provided all our needs and has moved in mighty ways. We are in awe of His comfort and guidance through this process. We have honored our pastor even though we do not agree with his decision and God is opening doors to allow my husband to work with students. God has actually, through this process, opened the doors to the school so that we can minister to more students than our ministry did in the church.

    We give God all the praise. We could not have seen this happen; especially through our grief of losing a ministry in a church that we loved dearly.

    God is completing the work that He began in us. We just have to sit back and watch him work.

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