Romans 8:28 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.
Yes, we’ve all experienced those times when things just were NOT what we expected. We’ve all gotten our hopes up in anticipation for something great, only to be let down. There have been days when everything you could imagine went wrong, and not a single person was in tune with you enough to realize that you were having a bad day. There have been times when you were giving your best effort and it simply wasn’t good enough. We’ve been through one thing after another, and time after time, met that feeling of defeat. It’s that moment when you can’t see past circumstance. You’re so overwhelmed with negativity that all you really have the strength to do is surrender.
Before you surrender, though, remember what you know!
- God has a demonstrated ability to keep his word to you.
- You’ve got a track record for getting through things.
What we know is that it all eventually works out for our good. When negativity presents itself, become a witness to your own self. Hit the recall button and start dredging up all the turnarounds you ever seen. Recall the days you woke up in a funk, and someone gave you an encouraging word that changed your entire mood. Recall the moments you were on the brink of tears and suddenly heard or saw something that made you smile, made you laugh. Recall the situations when outcomes were out of your hands and all you had was an opportunity to whisper a prayer–a prayer of faith that made the difference.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”
Take that to mean this: Over and over again, things are going to present themselves. The bad and the good. There is no getting away from it, but there is getting through it. If you would…take a moment to reflect on the good you’ve come to because of the bad you’ve been through. Now, pick your load up and carry on so that your journey doesn’t end in the valley. Realize it’s all good, and thank God that it works this way.