Monday, March 15, 2010

'God works for the good'

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."

"In all things" that Paul mentions can encompass a lot. It's a huge test of faith and to take that to mean "all things," even the those that seem bad.

For stroke survivors and their loved ones, it's often hard to see the good. Which brings up some lessons learned in 1 Kings and 2 Kings in the Old Testament. I've been listening to some of the Old Testament books while running in the last few weeks.

In these books, time and time again, those who love God seem surrounded with hopelessness. But God never abandons those who love him, even those, like all of us, who were far from perfect. When things go bad, remember, even those can turn to good with God. Love him and trust him.

(Image from flickr, posted by catiedid)

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