“God CAUSES…”-{Romans 8:28}

“CAUSES,”– Look at the word “causes,” Who “causes?” God causes. How? Because He is Sovereign over all and providentially causes “all things” -“All,” oh how beautiful this word is. If He had just written “God causes things to work out for our good,” and left out the word “All,” we would be left guessing which “things?” Does it include the “thing” I am dealing with? And being human we would tend to come up with our own “list” of what “things.” But thank God He has included this sweet and powerful comforting word “ALL.” No matter what the “thing,” is, “God works all things together for Good,” and without limitations, reservations, or stipulations, nothing or no one can hinder Him to work it “all,” for our temporal but primarily our eternal good. Our assured eternal security of being with Him. Grammatically it is in the present tense and active voice, which means God is “continually” working all things together for good.

This very moment and every moment He is working, continually so on your behalf! This is breathtaking to think about!

No matter what happens in this life including suffering, trials, martyrdom-{Hebrews 11:36-38}; He is working it all for “good, ” that which is “profitable, beneficial, and useful.” 

It does not mean “all ” things are good, For they are not, “But God” will make them all work out for the eternal good of His children, in that nothing can thwart, or hinder Him fulfilling His purpose of eternal security for the believer ending safely, securely, eternally with Him! 

“But God” works “ALL things together for good.” Such as…

Sometimes to deliver us from difficulties,-{2 Timothy 4:17-18} Sometimes to wean us from self-confidence to develop our dependence upon Him, -{Read 2 Cor:1-9}; Times to know Him better and see His provision-{John 6:1-6}; Times to develop our spiritual maturity;-{1 Peter 5:10}; Times to benefit others for His sake. -{Phil 1:12-14}… but no matter what we face He is continually working all things as He was in the background of Joseph’s life to bring about Good-{Genesis 50:20}; As He was in the life of the baby Moses, -{Hebrews 11:23-31}. God is providentially working all things towards His ultimate purpose and cannot be thwarted.

God will cause it “all” to work out for our spiritual, eternal good. Ultimately eternity with Him. This is His assurance to the suffering believer, that nothing, not even suffering can thwart His eternal purpose to bring you Home to be with Him!- 

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us

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.

For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters;  and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.”-{Rom 8:18, 28-30}

Take time, read the Scriptures above, and have a Bible study as you search the Scriptures, you place yourself before the Holy Spirit who can strengthen your faith, ignite your heart in gratitude and praise to Him who has begun a good work in you who assures you, your salvation is assured because God has promised and He will deliver! God Guaranteed!

Suffering is not your end… being with God eternally is! 

 God Bless,