All Things Work Together for Good

All Things Work Together for Good

We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. —Romans 8:28
When God speaks to us and we obey, we do so by faith. We often have no circumstance in the natural realm to let us know whether we are doing the right thing or the wrong thing. This is how faith works. We have to step out believing, not knowing in the natural sense, that we are following God. We have to act, believing we have heard His voice. Experience with God is a great teacher and often we will never know if we were right or not unless we “step out and find out.”

Sometimes we may be wrong. We might make a mistake. That thought can be frightening, so we often think, It is better to be safe than sorry. But if we do that, we will soon be miserable if God has truly told us to move forward. Not only will we be miserable, but we will live boring, uneventful lives. We hunger for adventure, but fear will keep us from ever knowing the joy of it.

I have discovered that if our hearts are right and we do the best we know to do in our journey of learning to hear from God, He will honor our efforts and steps of obedience. If we move in childlike trust to obey what we believe in our hearts He has told us to do, then even if we don’t do everything exactly right, God will make even our mistakes work for our good.

God’s word for you today: God is working everything out for your good.

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