“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.”- Romans 8:28

Like most of you there were times when I got in trouble as a child.  We could try to hide it, but in the end we would get caught be disciplined by our parents.  Likewise some things happen in our lives and we wonder what the purpose is, and if any good can possibly come from it.

In today’s verse the Apostle Paul says that all things work together for good, but our definition of good is different than that of God.  Theologian D.A. Carson writes in regards to this verse “The good is not necessarily what believers might think is good but is what God deems will be best to assist their growth into the image of Christ.”  Life is hard and things will happen that seem insurmountable, but be assured that there is a greater purpose.  We just may look back and see our current challenge as a great catalyst in our walk with God.

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