I’ve been doing a Bible Study on Romans 8. I’ve fallen behind in the programme, but I’m enjoying reading the chapter slowly.Verses like this one:
‘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’
If we love God, He can work ALL things together for our good. The good,the bad & the ugly can be woven together by our Creator-God to form a masterpiece.
ALL things includes the little things, the annoying things, the huge life changing things & devastating losses. Nothing is wasted in God’s hands.
‘That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good’ (Rom 8:28-MSG)
At a women’s conference a few years ago, Ruth Hamilton spoke of multi-coloured grace for multi-coloured trials. I love that phrase taken from 1Peter 1:6 & 4:10.
Grace to match each trial.
It means that, no matter what- God’s grace is sufficient (2Cor 12:8,9) His grace always enough!
The multi-colours of God’s grace are manifested in a rainbow spectrum of ways e.g.:
*God’s written Word-the Bible, after all, ‘The Bible is the transcript of the heart of God’ (Grudem)
*Walking through creation – & sensing our Creator
*Words of encouragement from friends
*An unexplainable sense of God’s presence in the storms of life
No matter what is looming this week,
‘All you need to remember is that God will never let you down, he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit, he’ll always be there to help you come through it’
(1 Cor 10:13 MSG )
That’s His awesome, amazing, multi-coloured grace!
‘There is no problem too great that it exceeds the grace God has given’ (Elizabeth George)
God says ‘As long as there is a God in heaven, there is grace on earth, & I AM the spilling God of the uncontainable, forever-overflowing -love-grace ‘ (Ann Voskamp)
Whatever life throws, whatever lies around the corner, whatever is happening across the world, God is always there & that’s always enough.
Take your mind off your seemingly giant problems & focus on our Gigantic God.
He is Eternal
Our Loving Father
Our Good Shepherd
Our Mighty God.