Sometimes we all come to that place in our journey when we forget what we were in for in the first place. Where are we going after all? What is this quest? Sometimes it takes a step back and a glance around to remind us. When our own plans fall apart, when people we loved betray us, when the goal starts looking less and less appealing and more and more not worth all this trouble, there is but a single shaft of light peering into our dark situation.
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 NIV
I like the way Jesus Culture says it in their song "Your Love Never Fails" they say, "You make all things work together for my good."
It takes that verse and makes it personal for you and me. We look into our lives, our futures, our dreams, and when everything seems hopeless and falling apart our Father's promise is boldly shining forth, He gently calls to us, "Just trust me, even know I am working all these things out -for your good." How deep the father's love for us, how vast beyond all measure! He is ever so faithful, and yet we always forget.
Still entering into this New Year, be encouraged, and remember that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present nor future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)