Monday, January 30, 2023

Daily Devotion: God’s Infinite Wisdom

Bible ReadingRomans 8:14-28 

Key Verse: Verse 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.”

Key Words: All things work together for good

There have been times in my life that I have had to sit back and watch and wait to see how seemingly tragic events could work out together for good.  One such example would be the sudden death of my grandson, taken from this earth at the young age of four; but God was true to His Word.  As a result of Austin’s death, we had the opportunity to see God’s people being used for His glory over and over again.  We saw cold, hard hearts broken and revival fill the hearts of the cold and indifferent.  All things do work together for good.

The story is told of an only survivor of a shipwreck who was stranded on an uninhabited island.  After awhile he managed to build himself a hut, in which he placed what little he had salvaged from the ship.  He prayed and asked God for deliverance and anxiously scanned the horizon each day for any passing ship.  One day returning from a hunt for food, he was horrified to find his hut in flames – all he had had gone up in smoke!  It appeared that the worst had happened, but in reality it was the best thing that could have happened.  A little while later while the man was sitting depressed and discouraged on the lonely island, he heard a voice, “Ahoy, mate!  We saw your smoke signal and have come to rescue you.”  Indeed, all things do work together for good.

What to do:
✞ Do not fret and worry.  Pray and understand all things do work together for good.
Thank God for even the hard things of life.
✞ Always remember God is not doing something to you, but for you.