Bible and Theology
The Most Glorious Promise
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
May 17, 2019
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Read Romans 8:28.

Romans 8:28 is one of the greatest verses in all of Scripture. It is breathtaking in its magnificence, overwhelming in its generosity, and all-encompassing in its magnitude. By its clear promise, we know God is causing all our circumstances to work together for our good—"the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." He even uses our deepest disappointments to bring about His divine appointments.

Even in the midst of your suffering, you can rest in God's glorious promise.

 

The divine, eternal Son of God died an excruciating death on a criminal's cross. But the Father made even the grave give way to glory as He raised Him from the dead and crowned Him Lord of all. Today, if you are in Christ, whatever Satan intends for evil God will use to bless you.

Please understand: Your life is not a random mess. Your life is not a string of disasters or the result of random chance. Even in the midst of your suffering, you can rest in God's glorious promise.

Many events in my life have been confusing and painful. I am sure you could say the same. We all suffer in this broken world—we all have a cross to bear. But truthfully, in all things, God has brought good to me, blessing to His Kingdom, and glory to Christ. Without a doubt, He is doing the same for each of His children—including you. Amen belongs here!

Prayer: God, I thank You for working all things for my good. Help me to rest in this promise all my life. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

 "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" (Romans 8:28).