In All Things

There are many days when I just can’t figure out how a situation will be resolved. If I am not careful, I will plunge into a state of worry and play the scenario over and over again in my head. If the situation stays unresolved, it becomes baggage that hangs out with me like an unwanted rash or bug bite. Constantly wanting to be scratched, which only makes it itch more.

I then play out how I will respond to the situation with my best justification I can muster. Always feeling like whatever I choose to do will be justified due to the injustice that was done to me. As the scenario continues to be played out, my feelings are hyped up and then the situation escalates to the point of reacting in an ungodly manner.

This is when I am so thankful for God’s Word. It is at these times when I have played lord, god, and master over my own destiny that I need to reach into His Word and realize that I have been living in the flesh and not the Spirit.

Just this morning I came across Romans 8:28 and had to pause and take note. It states, “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.”

Did I hear it right? Did it say, “in ALL things?” Not some things or a couple of times in our lives but in ALL things. If this is truth, why do I spend so much of my time in the state of worry? If I am to believe His Word, shouldn’t I just turn my thinking around and say to myself, “Self, how about we get out of the way and allow God to work this situation out for my good.”

I usually have to have this conversation with myself on a constant basis until the itch stops and my worry turns into praise for the God who is actually in control of all things. Then over time, as I read His Word and take my focus off of my problems, I begin to actually see the good that is being created just for me.

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