“And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
One of the hardest concepts for me to grasp is the fact that challenges and obstacles in one’s life are included in the scripture above. To know that all things work together for the good of them who love the Lord is really saying a lot. It is sometimes difficult to comprehend how losing a loved one, a job, a wonderful opportunity, enduring sickness and hardship or any other negative situation could work together for our good. But when looking at the situations closely, we will find that in some way these challenges are teaching us things like patience, perseverance and faith to name a few. Think about some of the challenges that you have endured. Take a close examination of what you could have learned from it. Most likely there is something that the Lord was trying to show you. Most of us probably do not like learning lessons through challenges. But it all works together for our good. Be encouraged today.