“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 KJV
When God created the heavens and the earth, on the sixth day he created man. On the seventh day, he rested (see Genesis chapter 1). But do you know that God works? God works on our behalf. He works everything together for the good of those who love him. That is what Romans 8 verse 28 quoted above states.
God is deeply concerned about us, he cares about every detail of our lives, and he actively works things out for our good. In the book of Jeremiah, chapter 29, verse 11, God says that his thoughts towards his people, are of good and not of evil. God’s thoughts towards us, his chosen people today, are good, not evil.
Sometimes we look around the world and we feel like we should worry about the future. We hear news that is disturbing from the media or about people we love. We can rest in the truth of God’s word. He is working on our behalf. He is working everything – every situation, every tiny detail of our lives, every decision, every action, every event relating to us – he is working it out for our good. He is powerful enough and cares enough for us to handle the situation. He has a master plan for our future, one that will not be denied or derailed. Why? Because he is actively working on our behalf. And he is actively at work in us. God’s power is at work in us.
“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.”
Philippians 2:13 KJV
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
Ephesians 3:20 KJV
Rest, knowing God works for our good, in us, and his power is at work in us. Rest in God’s love, trust in God’s word.