Sunday, April 21, 2024

That Little Word "All" in Rom. 8:28

Do you ever ask yourself the "What if ...?" question?

What if I wasn't born and raised in Hawaii?

What if my parents never got a divorce?

What if I had studied in high school?

What if I didn't go to college?

What if I married someone else?

What if I never decided to follow Jesus?

Generally speaking, I think I've made mostly wise decisions. But not all of them have been so. Nevertheless, God used even those bad decisions in a positive way. 

As I type these words, I know that even as a 71-year old I still have many major decisions to make in life. I will face forks in the road that I could never have imagined having to face 5 or 10 years ago. I will have to decide which way to go. 

In Rom. 8:28, God promises to work all things for good, even the bad things in life. This is a promise he makes to everyone who loves him and is called according to his purpose. Notice that word "all." 

God means it. "Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good" (The Message). In other words, I know that with every decision I face in the future, God will be there to help me. He will be there to direct my steps and he will be there to pick me up if I fall. 

Let's never forget that little word "all." 

Have a wonderful Lord's Day my friend.