We Know…

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God.

Romans 8:28

Perhaps from the habit of familiarity, we frequently emphasize the second portion of this verse, “all things work together for good for those who love God” without reflecting upon the equally important first two words, “we know.” I have become accustomed to hearing the verse quoted with the first two words left off, but it is essential that we not only say them but that we believe that we know! Can you agree with confidence that you “know” all things work together for good to those who love God? If you emphasize the “you know,” when you speak the sentence, it will be a faith builder to yourself and to those who hear.

If you can confidently say that you know all things work together for the good of those who love God, then you would agree that God ordains the circumstances of a believer’s life. We may or may not understand the events when they surface, but we must not attempt to control or wish them away because we know that by God’s providence, he has brought them to us for his divine purposes. And, we know the Spirit is aware of our circumstances, and He brings comfort to us because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God (Romans 8:27). “The Spirit Himself intercedes for us” (Romans 8:26), and without His assistance, we might be too weak to endure, but the Spirit helps and strengthens our weakness by inspiring our prayers. What a blessing!

“Though He slays me, yet will I trust in Him.”

Job 13:15

When Satan is defeated, then shall the battle cease (Spurgeon). Believer, when we allow ourselves to accept the providence of God in our lives as well as other’s lives, we will submit to his providence, not desiring to become our own or someone else’s providence. When you have submitted your circumstances to God and have aligned your will and prayers to His government, Satan is defeated, and the battle within you will cease. I trust you, Lord! Teach me through all of my troublesome and painful circumstances, for I know the overarching aim in all of your providence is love.

In His grace,

Amanda

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