In life we suffer many disappointments and things happen that donâ€™t make sense. People let you down, things didnâ€™t go the way you expected. Itâ€™s easy to get discouraged and think, â€œWhy did this happen to me?â€ â€œWhy did my loved one not make it?â€ â€œWhy did this person treat me wrong?â€ â€œWhy did I get laid off?â€ Some of my collegues lost their jobs recently after many years. We didnâ€™t understand it. They gave the organisation their best. Always on time, very loyal. I remember thinking â€œItâ€™s just not right.â€
Life isnâ€™t fair at the best of times, but understand that even though life is not always fair, God is fair. He promises that He will work all things together for our good. The key word in todayâ€™s verse is â€œtogether.â€ In other words, donâ€™t just isolate one part of your life and say, â€œWell, this is not fair.â€ â€œItâ€™s not good that I got laid off.â€ â€œItâ€™s not good that my child got sick.â€ â€œItâ€™s not good that my relationship didnâ€™t work out.â€ Yes, thatâ€™s true, but thatâ€™s just one part of your life. God can see the bigger picture and He said everything will work out for your good!
Today, know that disappointment is not the end. Your life doesnâ€™t stop because of a few setbacks. That is simply one piece of your puzzle. There is another piece coming to connect it all, because God promises to work all things together for your good, trust Him! All you have to do is love God and accept His purpose.
â€œAnd 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.â€ (Romans 8:28, NLT)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for working all things together for my good. I release any doubt, frustration, disappointments or confusion over my past, and I choose to trust in You. God, help me to see the bigger picture You have for my life, as I love You and embrace Your purpose, keeping my mind stayed on You, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.