Day 36: God works things together
Ok, let’s talk about certainty.
We’re living in uncertain times (the news has told me this countless times over the last year). We don’t know what’s going to happen. We don’t know when life is ever going to be back to a degree of normal.
But, here’s the hope… we can be certain in a God who will never leave us and never forsake us.
Certainty is a firm belief that something is the case.
There are things in life that we know are certain:
1.Gravity. When I get up in the morning by feet will touch the ground and i won’t just float away.
2.The sun rising and falling in a day.
3.Kids needing the toilet 5 minutes into a 1 hour car journey.
Certainty can define itself as ‘something that can not be doubted.’ It’s in today’s scripture where we find this certainty as a hope for an uncertain future.
Romans 8:28 declares
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Did you see it? Did you see the certainty? I’ll give you a moment to reread the scripture again.
(I feel like my son’s teacher getting kids to spot the verbs and nouns.) Did you see the certainty?
The scripture says – ‘And we know that in all things…’
There it is.
‘And we know’
I really like the way Paul has written this verse. Paul could have started with ‘God works for good those who love him.’ But, he uses these 3 words to make us think about our own faith, our own doubts.
‘And we know’ speaks of a confidence and belief in a powerful God, and speaks to an uncertain future the promises of a certain God.
It says to fear, we know that our God is in control.
It yells to anxiety, we know that our God walks with us through every circumstance.
It screams to worthlessness, we know that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
What are you facing today?
What uncertainties are you allowing to take up vital thinking space in your brain?
Whatever you are facing, you can meet them face to face with a confidence that says ‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.’
Take a moment right now, to stop, pray and allow God to fill your minds with promises from the bible. Promises that will build your faith, and allow you to subdue the doubts so that you can step into an uncertain future, as ‘And we know’ people.
“God thank you that you have called us to be people of faith. Thank you that you work out everything for your purpose. We pray today for opportunities to be ‘and we know’ people, who see hope not fear and have a confidence that you are God and you are in control. Amen.”