“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
When you read the title of today’s devotion, you probably felt some strong feeling or emotion. Maybe you immediately dismissed this idea and thought of it as clickbait. Maybe you wondered why we would even ask this question. But did you read the verse underneath?
Romans 8:28 tells us, “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.”
So, if God works ALL THINGS for our GOOD, why do you worry? When you worry, you are basically calling God a liar!
Worry is not only foolish, but worry is a sin against God. And the reason it is sinful is that when you worry, you are calling God a liar. Do you know what worry says to Romans 8:28? It says, “Untrue…Untrue…That’s not right…That’s a lie.” Worry is us telling God, “I don’t trust you, and I don’t believe you are capable of being in control.”
So do you believe God is a liar? You might say, “Of course not, Pastor. I know God’s Word is true.” But if it is really true, and you know that, why do you worry? God promises us that if we love Him and are called according to His purpose, He will work all things for our good.
So the question becomes, do you trust Him? Do you believe He is in control? Do you believe He is who He says He is and that He will do what He said He would do? I don’t know what it is you are going through, nor what you are worried the outcome might be. But I do know who is in control of your life and your circumstances. And He has promised you, it will turn out for your good!