Give it to God – Jeff Petkevicius
28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. [Rom 8:28 NLT]
This one verse has played such an amazing part of my walk with Jesus. As we navigate through life there are good times and bad times, smooth times and rough times… It seems like the bad and rough times have a way of overshadowing the good and smooth. I guess that is just human nature, but I can tell you, it’s not God’s nature.
You see, God has a very intricate and detailed plan for each of our lives. I know that it’s extremely hard to even imagine that to be a reality…but it is. It all plays into how BIG God is, so big, we will never be able to understand it. But, it’s the truth and God’s plan for our lives has moments of weakness and difficulty for very specific purposes. As we all look back on our lives, we can see the brilliance of how events and situations were orchestrated to bring us to where we are today….. and that is a perfect position to do God’s work, to be in a spot to help others through our life experiences.
I’m fond of adding to the beginning of this scripture…. Not all things are good….. which is where my heart goes when I hear of struggles, challenges and heart breaking loss in people’s lives. I’m often asked privately about how to deal with loss and hurt and my response is that there are things that happen in this world that I don’t understand, that I question and wonder about how God allows them to happen. I also quickly recognize by my faith and understanding of who God is, that God’s plan is bigger than me, than my understanding, and when it’s time for me to understand, it will be perfectly clear. Until that time, I just have to accept that God is in control and will reveal His plan as needed, WHEN needed!
It’s counter to everything human, to give up understanding and the desire to control our situations. God honors, values, and blesses us when we do. It’s making the effort to put our faith in God, that shows we belong to something far bigger than this world and far bigger than the evil that is mowing down decency, respect and dignity in our world.
Take heart when things get difficult in your world that God is in control, even when it doesn’t seem like it at all. Remember, reflect on and treasure the truth that….not all things are good, but….28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. [Rom 8:28 NLT]
Give God your whole heart. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today. It’s the only way your eternity is guaranteed to be spent in Heaven with God. We are not promised tomorrow, so do it today! What are YOU waiting for? GIVE IT TO GOD!
Jeff Loves Jesus and since being saved... born-again... my desire is to work for Him in whatever capacity that becomes. :)