Verse of the Day: Romans 8:28
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28
As Christians, we have all struggled and gone through trials. And I am sure we all have probably asked why we need to go through this. A fair question, however, we must accept these times when they come. God has reasons for everything He does and everything He allows. It may be for our benefit, or it may be for another’s.
Francis Schaeffer once said the following, and I am paraphrasing. ‘Too often we ask God to deliver us from a trial, when we should be praying that God will bring us through the trial.’ Persevering through will make us stronger and able to come through even more.
However, it could be for the benefit of another. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:3-4 the following, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
What a blessing we can be to so many if we keep this in mind.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.