Romans 8:28 is my life verse. No other piece of Scripture has spoken as deeply into my heart as this one. Amazingly, I understood the truth of this verse as a young child long before I ever read it. I know it's because God put this truth in my heart Himself. There's no other explanation for it.
I have clung to the truths in this verse for years, especially the several ones, and even more so recently with all the changes going on in my family, the struggles within myself to let go and trust God in new ways, and especially on days when I have felt like an utter failure in what God is calling me to do.
I've realized that even in those times, God is working for my good. And as hard as it is for this recovering perfectionist to accept, at times He allows me to fail so I can learn a deeper and better lesson than I ever would have had I succeeded.
For me, that ongoing lesson is complete and utter dependence on Him. There are times I think I have it figured out and then there are weeks like this one that remind me I have so much more to learn.
I'm smiling as I type this because I know that God is in control and that He is GOOD! So very and completely good. That's His character, that's who He is. He can't be less than good. He can't be bad.
I will even go as far to say that I believe the entire Bible points to this truth and the death of His Son Jesus is the ultimate proof of this truth.
He is always working for our good. Your good.
This truth is so foundational to all we believe and do. Meditate on Romans 8:28. Ask God to reveal any ways that you see Him as less than good, as not working for your good all the time. Then ask Him to replace those lies with His truth, His goodness.
Praying and believing,
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Lynn has wonderfully mapped out the steps we all need to walk through to develop and grow this vital relationship with Him. This was the Lord’s intent for her transformation journey all along, and His intent for you too. Here she has spelled out the spiritual truths behind the principles and talked us through how she applied them. These truths are universally applicable to us all, though as the details of our lives, situations and hearts will be different, we will apply them differently. - Reader Review from Barnes & Noble.