Romans 8:28 says “All things work for good for those who love God and are called according to his plan.“
Firstly, we are all called but not all of us respond!
When we realize the Love of God and respond to that love with our love, all that has gone before in our lives is worked by God’s grace. Nothing is lost. His grace reworks us and reinstates us cleansed, whole and ready for God’s purposes.
I need to come daily to God for Him to rework His Grace in me. My mistakes and “wrongs” in this Christian life are forgiven and can become a part of God instructing and shaping me into the person I was intended to be from the beginning.
My humanness is loved by the divine, this concept ‘wows’ me. I learn to have compassion towards others because he first had compassion for me. And may the good things that I do be weaved into the very substance of me and give me wisdom, understanding, and gratitude to my God for all that he has done and is going to do.
As Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said in prison:
“You have granted me many blessings” (don’t let me become complacent),
“now let me also accept what is hard” (may difficulties not make me hard).
For all these things, blessings and difficulties will be worked by God for good.
And especially in light of Easter., in The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. He can resurrect anything or anyone.
That’s the power of the Cross which was valid back then 2000 years ago and just as powerful and valid today.
Thank you God for everything, and you “work” everything for our good. Thank you for your Son’s sacrifice. Thank you for your great Love. My words cannot express how much you have done for me. The words Thank you seems so inadequate but Thank You.
May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’