by John Michalak
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
When writing an essay, we are taught that the most effective and powerful way to communicate is to end where you begin. In the introduction, you should say what you’re going to say; in the middle or body, you should say it; and in the conclusion, you should say what you just said. In this way, the reader will most clearly understand and embrace your words and the theme that holds them together.
We so often live our lives confused about our identity, our worth, our purpose, and our future. But the God who foreknew you and called you from the foundation of the world, the God who justifies you through the blood of His Son, the God who will glorify you when His Son returns—this God, this author of all life and your own life, has written a theme that holds your past, present, and future together in one (Romans 8:29-30).
God has spoken over your life. He’s said what He’s going to say, He’s saying it now, and, at the end of all things, you’ll look back and hear Him saying what He said. You’ll laugh that you ever chose to misunderstand or doubt the words of His theme.
Prayer: God, when I am in difficult situations, help me to believe that all things work together for good. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.