"And we know that all things work together for good for them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
- Romans 8:28
Hi, everyone! Life is a very special thing that God created for us; an opportunity filled with unexplainable, intricate beauty. But, life doesn’t always go the way we want, does it?
Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Why would God allow bad things to happen to me?” I know I have. Sometimes that question whirls around in my mind. We were taught that Jesus is a loving God, right? Then why do difficult things happen?
The answer to those questions is actually found in Romans 8:28. It says that all things work together for good for them that love God. Things happen in this world that we don’t understand, but He does! Jesus understands everything, the whole picture. That reminds me of an illustration I heard once. We can picture each situation in our lives as a single piece of colored string. When we look at life, it’s like looking at the back of a tapestry, with all of the jumbled, different colored strings going this way and that way, and we just see a mess! Meanwhile, God sees the front and is creating something beautiful.
Each part of our lives plays an important role in that beautiful tapestry, including every difficulty. Now, I don’t know why we need sadness in our lives to help weave a masterpiece, but God does know, and He loves us so much!
I hope this verse really helps you in your life; it definitely helped me! Also, feel free to ask any questions you like in the comments below. Thanks!