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The Truth Life: Is Your Will Buried in the Will of God?


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Is Your Will Buried in the Will of God?

God Works All Things Out for Your Good

by Veritas Vita 777


“There are no disappointments to those whose wills are buried in the will of God.” – Frederick W. Faber

I saw this quote today and it made me think. Do I agree that there are no disappointments for people whose wills are buried in the will of God? I’ve definitely had many disappointments in my life. I’m sure you’ve had them in yours as well. I think if you unpack this statement from Faber, he is likely referring to how God works all things together for your good.


18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. (Romans 8:18-30, NKJV)

This is a well-known passage from Romans chapter 8, especially verse 28: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.


Now, I know that this verse may not be very comforting while you’re going through the actual trial or difficult situation. However, try to focus on how God is conforming you into the image of Jesus more and more each day. Trials and testing can become that tool to help you become more like Christ – if you allow God to help you grow from those trying times.


As a Christian, the Holy Spirit is at work in you. Our response should be love back to God and His working in our lives. I’m definitely still a work in progress in this area. Redemption is always an integral part of God’s plans.


I hope you can take comfort in these words today, especially if you are going through struggles. As a Christian, you can trust that God has a plan for you, and He is working all things out for your good.



Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.

 

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