THE GOOD AND THE BAD
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…” (Rom 8:28)
One of the best parts of having God in my life, and the revelation of His Word, is that I know I am always on a journey. No matter what setbacks or detours I experience, no matter how many times I fall, I see the light on the mountaintop. It reaches and illuminates the winding path I am on. There is eternal meaning, in light of God’s Word, to every little good or bad thing in my life, even if I tend to lose sight of this fact from time to time. God’s love encompasses all these things, because His love remains unchanged, regardless of my own changes of focus, my misdirection or “sin.” After all, “God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom 5:8)
So if I’m discouraged today, about some sinful routine I can’t seem to break, or some situation or relationship I can’t seem to set straight, let me renew my love for God and faith in Him, - in light of His love for, and faith in, me. Let me get on my knees and pray, at least briefly, that I may have communion with His kind of love and faith – the unchanging kind. Because He remains unchanged, and does not become discouraged, as He observes my imperfect struggles up the mountain.