In Every Difficulty There is Something Good - Romans 8:28

Seeing the good in something bad, perspective
We can trust our God to use bad circumstances for our good...

I’ll never forget the time one of my “big sisters” in the Lord woke up to find several inches of water covering her floors because of a broken pipe. Her family had planned to start their vacation that day. Instead, they cleaned up water for several days.

“I’m so thankful this happened before we left instead of while we were gone,” she said, describing the situation.

Funny….that’s not what I was thinking…I was thinking, “What a terrible way to spend the first few days of your vacation.”

The Hungarians have a proverb: "In every difficulty there is something good." My friend had the ability to see that good.

As Christians, even when we can’t see the good, we have a promise that it’s there:
“we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

May we live like we believe this promise!

copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2012

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  1. Amen! It's simple to do once you get the hang of it. For example, if my child gets sick and throws up, I'm so happy he threw up in the toilet. If he doesn't make it that far, I'm happy he threw up on the floor and not on me! Some things are harder to be grateful for, true. The effort in looking for something to be grateful for starts the change in your outlook and that's a good thing...

  2. this is a very important lesson for all of us to learn! when something goes bad, god is there with us. lovely post, Gail! thank you for sharing it.


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