I’ve posted previously about good things happening from inconveniences, however, a comment on there caused me to think more about it. We’ve always heard the thing, “Everything happens for a reason.” and yes, that’s true, but that phrase, I believe, comes from what the Apostle Paul wrote in his letters to the Romans.
Romans 8:28 (ESV) “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,for those who are called according to his purpose.”
The official meaning of this scripture is more specifically a promise for Christians who are doing God’s will. However, as with all of scripture, truth points to an additional truth.
Things do work for good, and it’s used by God to accomplish amazing things.
If you read Moxie’s comment a sickness in her family caused her to change her plans and because of this change of plans, her life took a completely different direction which allowed her to be there for friends in a way she wouldn’t have been able to previously. This kind of stuff happens a lot, but only if the individual doesn’t allow the circumstance to determine their life.
How many times have you heard about the kids who have abusive parents and end up becoming abusers themselves? Or about the individual who has their childhood destroyed by alcohol only to turn to alcohol to dull the pain, creating a cycle of pain and destruction.
As tough as it is, when someone is set into a situation where all the odds are against them, things do work for good, and most of the time we don’t realize it until after the good thing happens.
Let’s continue the discussion shall we? What are your thoughts, do you think things ultimately work for good? Do we have a way to affect it? If so, can we ultimately miss out on our chance for it being used for good?