In the quiet moments, when one is reflecting on the great and difficult times that have passed through their lives, it is natural to worry and wonder about what lies ahead. In this fallen world, Christians see little hope of revival and even less hope for the restoration of our land. We begin to doubt God’s methodology in the world and more especially in our own lives.
It is important to note that those doubts have been living large for hundreds of generations throughout time and all across the world. Paul tells the Romans to step back and take a breath. When one understands that our God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent (All Knowing, All-powerful, and in all places and times at once) then it is easier to rely upon and walk in His plan. Paul says straight out we know that God works all things together for the good to those that know Him and walk with Him.
God knew what our journey contained on the very moment that He said, “Let there be light!” God is never surprised, nor is He ever confused about how to draw a plan together. He actually knew and directed our paths from time’s beginning and will continue to execute that plan until His return. We are truly chosen by Him to be in relationship, and each of us should rejoice wholly and solely in that fact.
As His children, we must refocus our vision from the troubles of our day, and we must place our eyes upon God’s greatness and history of executing His plan. All of us deserve death and separation from God! Instead, He brings life and fellowship through Christ’s sacrifice, the Holy Spirit’s guidence and comfort, and through the promise of eternal life. God does work all things, ALL THINGS together for the good of His chosen. Our minds can no more fathom the significance of that than we can fathom the immense universe and all the workings within it.
The great news is simply that we do not have to understand God’s plan and daily inner workings. We simply have to trust the God that has taken away condemnation, provides a glorious future with Him in eternity, and imminently and intricately continues to fashion a plan that specifically involves and benefits us until His glorious return.
God Bless You
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.