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Catered for

In my last year of university, I had the privilege of working on a series of devotionals for a the society I was part of. I’ll be posting some of them back up every now and then.
This was the first one I wrote.
Enjoy and be blessed and thanks for stopping by.

Romans 8:26-28 MSG

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

When my gym buddy says he can bench press 120kg, I do not doubt it. I’ve seen him do it before! So when he’s helping me bench press 110kg I take security in the fact that He can carry it if I drop it and I won’t inadvertently decapitate myself in the process.

For they that love the Lord, He says He will make all things work together for our good. Now in as much as I’ve not yet seen God physically working on anything before, I have seen Him at work in my life and I take security in the fact that He is capable of doing exactly what He said in Romans 8:28, because I’ve seen Him do it before.

We see Him do it all over the bible, I mean look at Joseph (Genesis 37 – 50) and everything he went through. I sincerely think that story has one of the greatest twists ever. (Spoiler Alert!) There was absolutely no indication at any point, that he would be raised to the position of prime minister in all of Egypt (think Obama in current times), and after all he went through, he could confidently say to his brothers what they meant for evil God used for good (Gen 50:20).
How about that?!

You might be in a situation where there seems to be no hope, in fact you might be in a situation where to the very best of your knowledge there IS no hope. Take security in this:
God has said something concerning those who love Him, and it is that HE will make all things work together for your good.
Hold Him to it! He can bench press so much more than 120kg.
Be blessed.