Do You Meet the Overlooked Condition?

January 22, 2022

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

Have you ever heard this scripture referenced, “All things work together for good?”

That sounds right, doesn’t it?

But it’s not only incomplete, it’s inaccurate. Why?

Because what the Bible ACTUALLY teaches us that “all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”  Romans 8:28

You see, there is an often overlooked condition to that familiar verse: we have to love God through Jesus Christ and live according to His teaching in Scripture for this verse to be true.

But when we love God and have let Jesus become the Lord of our lives, then God can bring good out of any tragedy or any suffering. It might not always look like what we expect … or want… but God is good. His plans are good. He can bring good out of our setback.

And with every challenge, setback, or pain, we have a choice.

  1. We can either grow bitter, or
  2. We can trust God to bring good out of grief and difficulty.

Are you walking through a difficult season right now? Will you choose to trust God, even when life doesn’t make sense?

Ask God to help you find the good that God can bring out of even the most challenging situation.