“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Looking back over what I read this last week, I was easily drawn back to chapter 8. There is so much good stuff in that one chapter! This particular verse in it is a frequently quoted one, but for good reason.
We’ve all been through those seasons in our lives when it sure doesn’t FEEL like things are going to work together for the good, does it? But this is a precious promise to lean on in the midst of those struggles and hard times.
This is not to say that there aren’t any consequences for mistakes or sin, but it is to say that God can use even the ugly thing and turn them around for His ultimate glory and good. I’ve watched it happen, time and again, and it’s such a beautiful thing.
About the photo: The best part about this picture is what’s not pictured: a handful or more of the tiniest brown striped chicks you ever saw, almost completely camouflaged in the weeds behind her. The grass rippled with the movement of them all running away while she stood guard.