by Macy Johnson
“And we know that in all things God
for the good of those who love Him,
who have been called according to His
(Romans 8:28 NIV)
adopted a beautiful baby. What could have resulted in a tragic birth turned
into a blessing for the family in many ways.
An aunt is
nearing her ninetieth birthday. Her children found someone, a God-send,
to spend several hours a day with her. Not only does this new companion drive the
aunt to appointments and an outing, she has become a friend.
on the cross while His enemies tortured Him. He could have been rescued but
chose to endure the suffering. It was the worst thing that could happen to Him.
He was separated from His heavenly Father. In spite of being the most
devastating thing that could have transpired, it was a critical part of His perfect
plan for the good of His believers.
and circumstances may at first seem distressing. An unplanned pregnancy, an
aging parent, and death on the cross are only a few examples. Unpleasant and
painful situations bring us closer to God through His works on our behalf. Life
is an adventure, with new twists and turns around every corner.
“Having said this, he spit on the
ground, made some mud with the saliva,
and put it on the man’s eyes.”
(John 9:6 NIV)
referred to the healing of the blind man in John 9 when he wrote: “Sometimes
God uses the less-than-pleasant. He initiates the miracle through “mud
moments”: layoffs, let downs, and bouts of loneliness.” All things work
together for the good.
I will thank my heavenly Father as He reveals His will to me and brings good from bad for my benefit and His glory. I hope you will, too!