Do you love God? Then you’ve been invited to live according to his plan for your life, and he will cause everything to work together for your good!
The Bible says, “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NABRE
Let’s try to appreciate the full meaning of this important verse!
means we are assured with great confidence…
means God is a partner in our labour, and being deeply concerned about us he orchestrates…
EVERYTHING TO WORK TOGETHER
means all that happens to us (good or bad) acts together, fitting into a pattern…
FOR OUR GOOD
means for our benefit!
Put that all together and here’s what we get: We are assured with great confidence that God partners us in our labour, and being deeply concerned about us, he orchestrates everything that happens to us (good or bad) to act together, fitting into a pattern for our benefit!
See how rich the same verse is when translated from the original language by different people:
And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. [AMP]
We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. [AMPC]
Moreover we know that to those who love God, who are called according to his plan, everything that happens fits into a pattern for good. [PHILLIPS]
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan. [VOICE]
And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. [TLB]
Dear friend, WE KNOW GOD CAUSES EVERYTHING TO WORK TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD!
We are so grateful for your love, and we’re so thankful that you have called us and made us part of your big plans!
Father, we are confident that you will cause all things to work together for our good. Whatever happens around us, we are secure knowing that you work on our behalf and help us become part of your purposes on earth!
We love you Lord!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,