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God Is Working Out His Good Purpose For You

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

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. Romans 8:28

This is an amazing verse and a great comfort to believers throughout the ages. This is another thing “we know” or certainly we should know. God is at work on our behalf behind the scenes to bring good in all things. When “we know” this, we have confidence in our faith.

God is not working bad in our lives so that He can work good. He does not create situations for you as a believer that will cause you to drop to your knees and seek God. He does not create “blessing in disguise.” I just saw a man on TV who lost his leg in Viet Nam. He went on to help others with handicaps to see their potential. He said losing his leg was a blessing or he wouldn’t be where he is helping others. He lost his leg in war. God did not do that to bless him. How much more could he have done with both of his legs. Now in spite of his situation, God did work good in his life. The bad part or the lost leg wasn’t the blessing. God worked it out so he could help others. He worked good in the situation. His working good is the blessing not the lost leg.

There is a caveat to the work God does. It’s for those who love God. Don’t you love God? Then this is for you. We love Him because He first loved us. Believers love God. Unbelievers don’t. God isn’t working out good in unbelievers. He will work out their opportunities to accept or reject Him. This promise is for you—the believer.

God is also working out this good in line with the purposes He has for you. God has called us to a purpose. Each person has a purpose. God created every person with a purpose for a reason. He is continually working to help you fulfill that purpose. The word “his” is in italics so not in the original text. God called according to purpose. God created us for purpose. He always has a purpose and a plan for everything. There are no accidents. God doesn’t ever say “oops.”

No matter what your situation or what you are going through, be sure that God is working it out for you good purpose. God worked out His purpose for Joseph. “But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20) Could God have used another way? Yes. But He worked it out in spite of his situations. God’s plan for Joseph was a far grander plan what he could have imagined.

We know that God is somehow working it out. Always look to Him for the good He wants for you.