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Sunday, April 25, 2010

He works all things together --tim hutton

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“and we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them” (romans 8:28, nlt).

everyone goes through things that don’t seem to make sense.

it’s easy to get discouraged and wonder, “why did this happen to me?” “why did this person treat me wrong?” “why did I get laid off?” but we have to understand, even though life is not always fair, God is fair.  He doesn't bring the bad things into our life but He promises to work all things together for good for those who love Him and trust Him to do so.

i believe the key word is this verse is “together.” in other words, you can’t just isolate one part of your life and say, “well, this is not good.” "it is not good that i got laid off." “it’s not good that my relationship didn’t work out.” yes, that’s true, but that’s just one part of your life. it is not the end! God can see the big picture. that disappointment is not the finale. remember, when one door closes, God has another door for you to walk through—a better door. God will use those difficulties and challenges as merely stepping stones toward your brighter future. be encouraged today because God has a plan for you to rise higher. He has a plan for you to come out stronger. He has a plan to work all things together for your good so that you can move forward in the victory He has prepared for you!

and nothing can stop the plan of God!

Heavenly Father, thank You for working all things together for my good. i trust you because you see the bigger picture and you take all that happens and weave it into your ultimate plan for my life.

27 comments:

Warren Baldwin said...

Very good thoughts, Christy

Shirl said...

You're preaching it today, Sister! I'm reminded of something I heard Joyce Meyers say in a message this past week...our problems in this life are not our identity! I've been thinking about that all week.

MTJ said...

Hi Christy Rose,

We seem to be reflecting on the same passage of scripture. Thanks for sharing some timely and encouraging thoughts.

Blessings to you and family.

MTJ

Saleslady371 said...

This was so encouraging to me, Christy! Nothing can stop the plan of God; I love that!

Mich said...

Trusting...

Kristin said...

That is so, so true Christy!! The Lord brought so many wonderful things out of the biggest tragedy of my life and I am so blessed because of that! One of my pet peeves is to hear people ask why God allows bad things to happen....if bad things didn't happen, we'd be in Heaven already! :D

Bridget said...

Some of my biggest blessings have come out of the worst situations. So glad that He works it all together for good!

septembermom said...

I trust in His plan! Thanks Christy for your support and friendship :)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

a "through and through" kind of work that Paul talks about. A complete work, not a partial working on God's part. Even when we stray off course, away from his perfect plan, he is faithful to take it all and make it all fit together, as you have so aptly stated here.

peace~elaine

Catherine Anne said...

You always post the right thing. Thank you so much!!! Blessings Catherine

He & Me + 3 said...

Amen my friend. I am so glad that He does see the big picture and He has my best interest at heart and He will take care of His own.
Hugs,
Mimi

myletterstoemily said...

amen! all His purposes will come to
fruition!

Libbie said...

Faith is so encouraging & hope filled that I can't imagine living with HIM :) Loved reading!

blueviolet said...

I think that's also why it's easier to see the reasoning of things and timing of things after the fact. It's all in God's plan.

Adeye said...

Aaahhhhh----boy do I have a fresh revelation of this stuff in light of recent events with our adoption. I LOVE the way you shared it, my friend.

Thank you for your love and support--it truly does mean the world to me.

RCUBEs said...

My friend was just crying to me yesterday and said that life is not fair because she doesn't understand why good people go and the bad ones remain. I told her after a long silence, that there is nothing fair in this world we live in because we are not meant to live here anyway but in His presence. And God shows no partiality. In order for us to understand His ways, we need to get closer with Him first. So, thank you for this sister! God bless.

Hattie said...

What a great post! I've been telling myself over and over that God has a bigger and better plan for me. Thanks for sharing.

Faith Imagined said...

Great post! I especially love this line, "God will use those difficulties and challenges as merely stepping stones toward your brighter future."

Tammy On the Go said...

have had to remember the big picturea lot lately

Mom of Many said...

This verse is so powerful. I have to remind myself of it from time to time, when I get some bad news or something doesn't go as I think it should go. Great reading!!

P.S. When we have shrimp alfredo, I have to cook a chicken breast for the kids. They won't eat shrimp either! :)

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Excellent message, Christy Rose.

What we see only in part, He sees in full.

God bless you for your ministry of words.

Hope said...

Dear Christy Rose,

Thank you for your reply to my question today. Your answer is very helpful ☺.

You post is encouraging and a great reminder to see things from God’s point of view, that God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours, and that we must not lean to our own understanding.

♥Hope

Wylie @ Shout A Joyful Noise! said...

Amen sister! Hallelujah!!!
Wylie

Mc Allen said...

wow, what a great reminder girlfriend!!! I really love this post. I cling to this scripture :) xoxo LA

Beth in NC said...

Amen friend. Everything is in His capable Hands -- including us.

Love,
Beth

Deborah Ann said...

What a great way to stay positive, to remember that life goes on, and just as things can look down at times, they most certainly will look up again.

Beautifully said, Christy!

Crown of Beauty said...

I have always loved door pictures, and door analogies.

The gates through which God's favor and goodness enters mean so much to me. And when God says doors shut and open in our lives for an eternal purpose.

I had to read this post several times. Challenges can be seen from another perspective - closed doors can be a challenge.

But I know how true it is - it is only a stepping stone for something better.

Thanks for this post today, dear Christy.

Oh, and I just love the new look of Jacob. It's about time he shed off those curly locks! THe new look suits him fine!

Love
Lidj