All things…

It’s said that everything happens for a reason. Is that true? Frankly, that statement may have relevance to a New Age philosopher, but it’s really a knock-off, mainly due to the part that’s left out, the part about God. Of the saved, we believe that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose ~ Romans 8:28.

When strange things happen to us, we’re apt to sometimes look at the situation negatively. “What did I say?” or “What did I do?” or “Why me, Lord?” Sometimes, it’s not about us. There’s a greater power working in all who love the Lord Jesus.

A friend once said—after he’d come to find out his son, unsuccessfully, attempted suicide—that the situation was, for him, all for his holiness. Hold on. His son’s attempt to end his life was the catalyst for making his father’s life more holy? As a mature Christian, that was his response.

As part of our daily walk with Christ, we’re being sanctified according to God’s plans and purposes. It’s not always easy. As the scripture song goes…some through the waters, some through the flood, some through the fire, but all through the blood.

God works all things together for good for the ones who love God. Yes, it’s all for our holiness.