Daily Devotional

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Don’t spend your time being bitter about things that have not gone the way you would have wanted, instead live with the expectation that God will work it out for your good.

Naomi and Ruth suffered the loss of their husbands, while they were in the land of the Moabites. As difficult as that may have been for them It worked out for their good. The loss pushed them to return to Israel and from there Ruth married Boaz, one of the richest men in the land, and from there found herself being named in the lineage of Jesus. Moses made the mistake of killing an Egyptian, although it cost him 40 years of his life in the wilderness, that time was preparation to lead the Children of Israel out of Egypt. Job, who the Bible described as perfect and upright, lost all that he had, but his setback was a set up for him to receive double what he had before.

As a result of setbacks or mistakes, you could find yourself living with regrets and being bitter. Being bitter will push you to constantly replay your past. The problem with that is that what you are seeing is what you believe and what you will receive. It is unhealthy therefore to live your life bitterly: it will keep you from getting what you really want. What is required instead is for you to live with the expectation that Romans 8:28 will manifest in your life. All things will work together for your good.  Included in the “all things’ ‘ are bad mistakes and setbacks that were designed for evil against you.

One thing with God is that He does what he says He will do. If he says he will work it out for your good, it would be unwise to expect anything else: live with that expectation.

Life Application: Expect every adverse situation that you now face to work out in your favour.

Prayer: Lord, I take you at your word that all things are working for my good. I trust you with my whole heart and I believe your word. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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