Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's All Good....

"As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good..." Genesis 50:20

All you have to do is look around you....listen to others speak...pick up a newspaper...turn on the television...and more than likely there are many references to the dismal situation of our country. There is hope, though. God can take whatever situation we find ourselves in and use it for good. If you like to read, pick up a biography of one of the most interesting and inspiring men...George Muller. Muller said, “In a thousand trials it’s not just five hundred that work for our good, but nine hundred and ninety-nine – plus one!” Muller was a man of God whose greatest undertaking was forming and maintaining the great orphanages at Bristol, England. He started his first orphanage with only two shillings (50 cents) in his pocket. He was a tremendous man of prayer, never making his needs known to humans...only to God...and believing that He would provide for their every need. Muller received the means necessary to house and feed the orphans day by day for sixty years. In all that time, the children never missed a meal. Mr. Muller said that if they ever had to go without a meal he would take it to mean that God did not want him to continue the work. The Scripture, “...God meant it for good,” means that nothing can keep Him from turning whatever happens into something worthwhile...something good....something that will accomplish His purposes. Knowing that God forgives my past, knows my present and has planned my future, gives me the confidence that nothing can happen to me that God cannot use for good.

Father, I thank You for this day and the promise that all things work for good. You can take any situation...no matter how bad....how dismal it might seem....and use it for good. Father, that gives me a confidence knowing that nothing is ever going to happen to me that You cannot use to further Your kingdom. People may plan to harm, but You can turn it into something good. I love You. Amen and amen.

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1 comment:

Rosella said...

Thank you for this great reminder Anne Marie! This is exactly what I needed to be reminded of today!
God bless you!