My dearly beloved, Just imagine how your life would be, if all the bad things that were meant to come to you suddenly changed into good things. Think how wonderful it would be, if all the arrows that were sent against you to hurt and harm you changed into soft petals of flower and gently splashed on you with its sweet fragrance? How would you feel, if all the curses that were hurled against you turned into blessings and decorated your life instead of destroying it?
Friend! This is exactly what the love of God does to you. The Bible reveals that ‘Love’ of God has the power to make ‘all things’ good. Let me assure you from the Word of God. Turn your focus to a truth-revealing verse in the Word of God: "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"(Romans 8:28)
Note the expressions ‘all things’ and ‘for good’. Yes, our loving Lord Jesus turns all things into good to those who love Him”. So many things that were meant to bring us evil will be turned to bring us good instead, by the love of God. How you can receive God's love?
Many times, we try to love God but we find it difficult because it is done with our own ability - in our flesh. Friend! We can’t love God with our human love. Paul wrote in one of his books in the Bible saying, "... God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us" (Romans 5:5). The Holy Spirit wonderfully helps us to understand the deep love of God.
Yes, when the Holy Spirit comes into us, He opens our eyes and help us experience the divine love of God. As God's children, we need to continually ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, guide us and help us to do the things that pleases God. Once we start to please God in our every way, He will start turning ‘all’ bad things into ‘good things’ for us. All the people who did evil to us will be shocked and amazed at the way the love of God is working. All their fiery darts of jealousy and hatred which were meant to hurt us will be turned into flowers that will decorate us and make us appear glorious. Yes, if you believe, you will experience this right now in Jesus' Name. The bad things are the very things that God is going to use, to shape you and make you into a person He wants you to be. Start praying to God to fill you with His Holy Spirit, help you to please Him and make you experience His awesome love!
Loving Lord Jesus,
This day, I completely surrender myself into Your hands. Lord, I strongly believe that You will work through my suffering to accomplish Your purposes in my life. Lord, You are in control of my life. I trust You completely to work all things together for good in my life as You have promised in Romans 8:38. Thank You God for Your Holy Spirit through whom You will lead me, guide me and strengthen me in all the walks of my life. In Your matchless Name, Amen.