Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
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 (NIV))
What an amazing thing! Not only does God love us, but for those who love Him, He works things in our lives that will be for our good.
To those who do not love God, this is a perplexing statement. They see bad things happen and then ask how can God allow these things to happen. They only see the immediate results. They do not take into consideration that these things are “lessons in righteousness” and that with each negative action we experience, we get a positive, righteous trait as a reward.
God loves us so much that He was willing to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to earth for us. He also loves us so much that He will not let us stay as we are, which is in our currnet sinful state. Too many people believe that accepting Jesus as their Savior only implies that they will be blessed in this world. They are too shallow to see that God longs to change them into the likeness of Jesus, which is the best thing that could happen to anyone.
It is true that God wants to bless you, but you must look beyond the blessings of this world to see and receive the blessings of God.