“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. For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.”
– Romans 8:28-30
As we go through hard times, we often think we made a mistake and so God is upset at us or He’s punishing us. But Romans 8 begins with: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” None! “Because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” And it goes on. Romans 8:28 says: “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.” Sometimes it’s a hard verse to read when you’re going through a hard time. You ask yourself, “How is God going to use this.” As we read the word “predestined” in the Bible, we often frame it in terms of heaven and hell. In our tradition, we do and we should, but we shouldn’t limit it to that. God gave you a destiny before you were born, and it is good. Can you believe that today? You know what destiny means? Destiny means that despite my imperfections, despite the setbacks, despite my age, God’s going to get me there anyway. That as long as I decide to move in the direction of the Lord, God can get me to my destiny. Don’t worry about your sins, mistakes, past, present, and future, God is going to sort that out for you!
Dear God, thank you for having a destiny for my life. Help me to follow your plan and help me not to worry about anything.
Do you worry about your future?
ALL that I’ve read/seen this early a.m. has been a blessing to me … God is always so gracious and loving … in His service…Kathleen
Thank you for your reply. Glad to hear that. God is good!
First i want to say is that the only one that can and may forgive yourself for your sin is YOU. So you may of course not forget anything…….in life you learn from falling down, that is the only way to learn……..But God, not a being. , not a thing of energy , not even energy , gave us God’s creation of feelings, from birth where you cry for your mother’s milk, not because you are hungry , but because you are afraid, but of course not knowing yet…….And when you are dying your whole might be wrecked and yet you feel joyous in your “heart” by seeing your love feelings always are being felt, maybe even after you die. But seeing , hearing, walking, talking, being able to do things are gone forever…..Everytime your soul gets to be a better soul……There is no heaven where you are joyous every second , every minute, every hour every day , every week , every month , every year , until , always smiling! That is so damn crazy, so damn insane. Cherish life to the utmost, let life, let living lift you up to greater hights. Be ” ALSTUBLIEFT ” aware of life as you never have been before….you must always celebrate every breath, every step, and every flower you see, most people are really so damn ignorant, and you let the devil lead you in commercials, film and thus society.You know that the air you breath is also a sweet smell, and food always smell rotten….in you kitchen that is all torn from the plant.
YOUR face is not you, let not you say black white or yellow ever again.
People will find out who we are…..
….” your whole BODY might be wrecked , and yet”………..
By seeing your loved one. For the last time……