Working Together

God has a way of saving us from tragedies, disasters and mishaps. One of such is through disappointment, failures, last minute cancelation and so on. That’s why the Bible says we should give thanks in all things, not for all things.

What looks like a loss today, some days from now, you’ll look back and say thank God it happened. When we insist on making things work at all cost and by all means, even against the resistance in our heart, we upset God’s homeostatic process and suffer for it.

What’s the way out? Do your best but be ready for anything. Approach every situation with your best shot in life but be ready for any eventuality. I love the way Romans 8:28 puts it:

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.

The assuring tone of that scripture is very comforting—And we know… It’s good to know. When you have that know, it keeps your mind at rest. It keeps you calm in the face of disasters and tragedies. That you know doesn’t mean that you have all the answers. You may not know how everything is going to end but knowing that God can make it work out is very assuring. In fact, it takes the pressure away from you, unto God.

The other thing in the above scripture is this: Whether good or bad, God can make all things work together. He has a way of canceling out the negatives in our life. He has a way of smoothing out the roughness. He has a way of sorting things out in a way only He can do. It is beyond the human mind.

However, this is not for everyone. It says for those who love God and are working according to His purpose for their life. If you’re doing things your own way, this may not happen for you. Those who love God are the ones living by His principles, and not their own rules. They are the ones that can have the confidence that come what may, it’s going to work out fine.