Thoughts for today….
I spent time today in Romans chapter 8. Romans 8:28 “We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
I’m realizing that I do struggle with unbelief that causes me to despair and fear, when I don’t believe God is working for my good in my difficulties.
I’ve been reading Practical Theology for Women by Wendy Aslup for our ‘Women in the Word’ study. Wendy states my heart actions well, “I am well aware that God exists, I just no longer believe he’s working for my good. Since I can’t figure out how God is going to use this bad circumstance for my good, I assume it is impossible that he will. The move from unbelief to belief , in this situation, is evidenced when I move from despair to peace, despite nothing changing in my circumstances. The I again find myself waiting, but this time I have earnest expectation that God is working this bad situation for my good in ways I am currently unable to comprehend.”
I will cling to truth, renew my mind, and experience the peace that passes all understanding.
She continues…. “Hebrews 11:6 says that it is impossible to please God without faith. It teaches that authentic faith consists of a confident assurance of God’s existence and a confident expectation of his goodness to his children. ”
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