God can work all things for good....if we let him
Romans 8:28 (New International Version) 28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.According to some manuscripts they state "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God" "Or works together with those who love him to bring about what is good—with those who." I have pondered and meditated on that scripture because I hear many people misquote it or quote it to fit their philosophy and to keep God in their box of who he is. I work in an Emergency Department and as I watch tragedies unfold in peoples lives and drama unfold upon others lives, I pondered Romans 8:28. I was asking myself How do I tell the lady who just lost her baby that all things work together for good for those love God and have been called according to their purpose? I have seen people who have had hard times and tragedies and are still committed to the Lord and his ways and I have seen others drop off like a flea that was just swatted and give in to hard heartedness and bitterness and walk away from the Lord. So my conclusion has been that we have to allow God to work good in our life. That as the New International version states that "In all things God works for Good.." Psychiatrist and Psychologist with better minds than mine can tell you why people interpret and quote scripture to fit their belief rather than to seek what it truly does say. Today I hope you look at this scripture differently than you previously have and allow God to work good in all things in your life.
Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people allow God to work in their life even during the most difficult of times.