Romans 8:28—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.
We live in a chaotic world. Tumult, deception, wickedness, debauchery, lasciviousness, and everything in between pepper the news each day. That’s just in our own backyard. There are so many dynamics in play as well. The enemy perpetrates much of the evil that we see. However, the bulk of it is our responsibility. The consequences of sin have delivered a seemingly crushing blow to this earth.
Just as all seems hopeless, in steps our Lord. Even in calamity, He has a plan. Wow! The beauty of God is not just in His love and power. We acknowledge that each day. What we tend to forget is His infinite wisdom. That may be God’s most impressive trait. Our Father sees the destruction heaped on us and says, “I’ll make it work for them. I’ll turn it around and use it for good.”
Nothing takes God by surprise. So, when Satan throws everything but the kitchen sink at us, God is actually amused. The more the devil comes up with, the more ammunition God has to use against him. Our enemy can’t exercise infinite wisdom. He really can’t exercise wisdom, period, because there is no truth in him. It must be a punch in Satan’s gut, knowing that he can’t win. There is no bullet the enemy shoots that God can’t re-direct.
God wants us to know that, even though we’re in the midst of a fight, He is working it for our good. That’s just how He is. Oh, one more thing. God can even take our mistakes and use them for His glory. Cool, huh?
Even everyday screw-ups like you and I can’t screw up badly enough that God can’t use it. He’ll turn it around every time!
Prayer for today:
I realize that I have created a mess. I know that I cause myself pain with the consequences of sin. I thank You that You can take the mistakes of the past and paint a new picture. I thank You for taking my broken pieces and weaving them into a new tapestry.
Look to God and remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Keep on keeping on and watch God work it all out for your good.