Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
All wise and powerful Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, as I live in these uncertain and chaotic times, thank you for the encouragement expressed in the Bible in Romans 8:28. “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” It is a blessing that You make it clear that this verse is a divine promise written to all believers in Jesus Christ (“to those who love God”). It includes everything from the smallest to the largest issues in life (“all”).
With so many heartaches and difficult things happening throughout life, I ask You to give me grace to accept that You are sovereign and that You will turn everything around for my long-term good. Colossians 1:17 “And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” Give me a clear understanding that You are not necessarily working in my life to make me happy, but to fulfill Your purpose (“according to His purpose”), and that You not only want me to believe things about You, but to fully believe and trust in You.
Thank you that in light of this verse, I can rest assured that there is nothing, nor will there ever be anything, in my life that surprises You. Therefore, as hard as it may be sometimes, direct me not to try to be in control, but to receive everything with thanksgiving and praise. Ephesians 5:20 “Giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Amen.
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