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Weekend Devo — God is GOOD!

IStock_000016470126XSmallAnd we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. — Romans 8:28

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.

His Godness.

Praying and believing,


Share your voice, heart and love in the comments. 

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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!

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