I love the verse above, because more often than not, I am a mess and do not know what I am doing. But just knowing that His grace is made perfect in my weakness, and He will make all things to work together for my good makes me run to Him every time. And while the victory I want might not always come in the package I expect it to, He has a better plan for my life than I do. When let go and rest, when I let go of the reins, I know it’s going to be good.
In this post titled, God makes all things work together for good, Pastor Prince shares how this is a promise for those who are saved and are beloved children of the Most-High God, and not for the world at large. And that He makes all things, the good and the bad to work together for good. Do we believe this for ourselves or are we constantly disqualifying ourselves? Can you rest in Him and believe that He can?
The verse says that God makes all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. I believe the love part is easy, sure there is no man who can love God with all their hearts and soul, but if we know exactly what He did for us, that will cause us to love Him more.
I learned this from a sermon where Pastor Prince talked about Jesus asking Simon, the Pharisee, who would love the master more, the one who is forgiven little, or the one forgiven more? When you know how completely unworthy you are, and yet He loved you anyway, you will love Him more and worship Him because of what He has done for you. When we realize that we are that blessed man to whom God shall not impute sin, that is when we will love Him more.
For the second part, we know that we are called to God, He found us and called us to Him when we were lost and in need of Him. Jesus Himself in the book of John said that no one could go to Him unless granted by the Father. So we are chosen and predestined by Him already, He knows the plans He has for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us a future. This means for all things to work together for our good, we need to rest in Him and the plans He has for us. As you walk on your journey, trust Him to direct you to His plan for you, even when you are not going the right way.
And as children of the Most-High God, a big part of our purpose is to give Him glory, and that through us, He may be glorified. And because of that, for His sake, and yours too because He loves you and promised you He would, God will make all things work together for your good.
Pastor Prince always loves to remind us that we are an heir of the world and blessed with believing Abraham. When you read the story of Abraham, how many times do we see God making all things to work together for Him? Even during times when he lied to two kings that his wife was his sister, God still made things to work out for His good. Abraham was that man to whom God did not impute sin, He had the righteousness of faith and not works.
Of course, I am not encouraging lying or any kind of sin, but we also need to know the truth and what God has promised us. In fact, in the book of Romans (6:14), Paul tells us that sin has no power over us when we are under grace and not under the law. Its when we are under His grace that we have power over sin, and can rest in Him, putting ourselves in the best place for Him to redirect us to where we need to go. The law would tell you that you are not moving according to His purpose, but through His grace, God is more than powerful enough to redirect you to where you need to go. If we give our all to Him, and commit all ‘our’ plans to Him, He will direct our steps and lead us in all we do.
In addition to that, if what you are looking for are basic needs, like provision and healing, do you know that those are promised to you already? All you need to do is rest in Him and believe that He is your righteousness, and your provision, that God will make all things to work together for you because you are His. As long as you rest in Him, you are walking in grace, and where His grace and righteousness are, there is provision to reign in life and be an heir of the world.
Our Father is a loving Father, and He will not give us a stone instead of bread. So let us go to the throne of grace and find help in time of need. He will open doors where there seems to be no way, and He will lead you in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Until next time-
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