Ladies, it’s week two of us stepping up and stepping into the belief that God has put us right where we’re at on purpose. It’s week two of us rising to the occasion and refusing to shrink back inside our own fears about our capacity or capability. It's week two of us boldly declaring, I am the hero of my home. And we’re going for the gold today, not easing into it.
I think one of the wildest things we can believe about God (+ the wildest thing we can share about Him) is found in Romans 8:28.
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.
There are lots of mysteries and deep-meanings in the Bible. There are pieces of theology that I'm not sure if we’ll ever understand. And honestly? I like it that way. Because God is big and holy, and if I can explain Him on a chart – He’s a lot more like me. To be honest, I can’t even explain ME on a chart, so I don’t want to be able to understand and conquer everything there is to know about God. That would make Him small and human, which He isn’t.
But He lets us know some things for certain, in plain and clear view, in black and white. He says some things so directly that we can’t look past them. And this passage is one of those.
God is working ALL things for the GOOD of those who love Him and have been called according to HIS purpose.
There are a few things I can stand on here:
- All things. My coffee spilling, my dad getting sick, the nanny showing up late, and me losing my job. All of it. He’s working in all of these things.
- For the good. It may be a BAD circumstance, but if I believe in Him, I believe that there will be good in the situation somewhere. He is molding every scenario for my benefit.
- His purpose. It may not look like my plans or my perfectly thought-up scenarios, but it’s His. And because He knows so much better than I do, I want to be down with His purpose.
This is a simple truth, but one that changes everything. I can’t really pitch a fit about things not going my way when I believe this truth. I can’t crawl into the depths of despair when I firmly know His purposes are unfolding for me. And when I am standing firm on the truth that I believe these three things about Him, everyone else around me is impacted.
Are you ready to stand firm ladies? To be the hero of your home this week, proclaiming this unshakeable truth that God has told us about Himself?
Consider for a second the alternative: that He is careless, that things will slip through the cracks, that He is out for my bad, or that He never had a plan to begin with.
That doesn’t sound like Him. That doesn’t sound like someone who would send His Son to save the world. That doesn’t sound like someone who would give His life for me, see me, guide me, redeem me, and take joy in me.
I think I’ll stand firm on the truth today. How about you?
Grace + peace,