Every Christian should meditate on Romans 8:28. If you get this verse into your spirit and into your heart, you will be able to live the victoriously life that your heavenly Father expects you to. In summary, Romans 8:28 says that ‘all things will work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to his purposes.’ This is not a maybe or something that you should hope for, but it is something that you should expect because it is certain to happen.
The word ‘all’ includes everything, both the good and the bad; there is nothing left out. Many people accept the good in their lives with no problem but when they encounter the bad, they think that something is terribly wrong. If you believe the truth of God’s word, you must realize that God has made you a promise that ‘all’ things will work together for your good. You must trust God with your whole heart and believe that He has everything under His control and, therefore, there is no reason to panic. Life is like baking a cake. You probably would not like to eat just butter or baking powder separately; but when they are mixed in with everything else, you will wind up with a good tasting cake. The experiences you encounter on your life’s journey may not look promising when taken out of context but when it is all said and done, you realize that everything you have gone through in your life this far has made you the person you are today. Life lessons are learned precept upon precept, line upon line and just like the knowledge of God, you acquire wisdom after going through good times and bad times.
Despite all the evil that Joseph experienced at the hands of his brothers who hated him, at the end he was able to forgive them and tell them that what they meant for evil, God meant for good because many people were spared in the time of famine because God’s will had been done in Joseph’s life. Proverbs 3:5 tells us to ‘trust in the Lord at all times and not to lean unto our own understanding.’ You might not be able to figure out why you experience certain challenges in your life, but hold onto the truth that God has a plan and a purpose for you if you only believe. Encourage yourself in the Lord today. Satan would like for you to throw in the towel but God is saying “it will all be worth it.”