I finally finished reading, Live, Love, Lead written by Brian
Houston. What a journey it’s been. I loved every chapter
of it. I would like to share something he said in the last chapter
that spoke to me deeply. It has been a source of peace for me
in this week:
“We know that all things work together for good to those who
love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
“Simply put, life has moments that we could not describe as
good, some simple inconveniences and other serious trials.
But in case there is any doubt, let me drive the point home
In Romans, the Bible is talking about ALL THINGS.
All things means inconvenient things, difficult things, upsetting
things, hurtful things, confusing things, painful things,
shameful things, sorrowful things, and ucertain things.
God wastes nothing, and somehow, he weaves everything
together for his glorious future, as only he can. All things
includes connections and disconnections, things coming
together and things falling apart, your best day and your
worst day, opportunities gained and opportunities lost,
good seasons and tough seasons, problems and solutions,
conflicts and resolutions, trials and triumphs, relationships
and acquaintances, sickness and health, poverty and wealth.”
What a profound thought. I have always read that scripture
but the way it was explained really blew me away. God works
ALL THINGS for our good. No matter how bad, no matter
how confusing, no matter how frustrating, all things work
together for good. God knows exactly what He is doing.
I am comforted that in the hard times, God is working things
out for good.
It’s amazing to think that the bad that has happened is not the
end of my story. There is a better end.
You may be going through hell but God is working things out
for your good. The enemy may think he is working things out
for the worst but he is seriously misinformed. No matter what
he throws at you, God is working it out for your good! He is
working all things together for your good. There is a man in
the bible who experienced this truth first hand. His name was
Jonathan, saul’s son, had a son whose feet were crippled.
He was five years old when the news [of the deaths] of
Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. And the boy’s nurse
picked him up and fled; but it happened that while she was
hurrying that while she was hurrying to flee, he fell and became
lame. His name was Mephiboseth.
2 Samuel 4:4
Of no fault of his own, Mephiboseth was crippled. That must of
been hard to deal with. He didn’t ask to be crippled. It just
happened. What were his thoughts like?
Where there days he wanted to give up?
Did he hate his life?
Had he forgiven his nurse who dropped him? Things would
of been very different if she had been more careful.
To top that all off, his father had been killed in battle. How
much of his father did he remember?
Did he see King David as the enemy?
Did he think things would ever turn around for the better?
He may of thought things would never change but the fact is,
God turned his situation around for good. In the baddest of bad,
God turned things around for good in his life.
“And the king said, “is there no longer anyone left of the house
(family) of Saul to whom I may show the goodness and
graciousness of God?”
Ziba replied to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan,
[one] whose feet are crippled.”
2 Samuel 9:3
David gave him everything that king Saul
owned. He also told him he would eat at his table for the
rest of his days. (2 Samuel 9:11-13)
Things turned around for good in a way Mephiboseth never
imagined! No man could ever orchestrate how things would
turn out for him.
But God who is true to His word turned things out for
Mephiboseth in such an amzing way.
I love that.
I love that through the pain, the confusing times, the intense
times, the good times, God is working all those things out for
And that is true for you. He is working all things together
for your good! The enemy will not win. Things will not stay as
they are. God is working all things for good. Will you trust
he is working all things together for your good? You may not
see it, and it may not seem like it but things are working
together for your good! That is the God we serve and He is
worthy to be praised! Amen
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