All Things Work Together for Good

Romans 8:26-28


We all deal with troubles and challenges each day and sometimes those challenges don’t get resolved overnight.  This has been a rather challenging few months in our family. Last September my husband developed a blood clot and was diagnosed with a blood disorder and then in November my 77 year old mother fell and broke her neck, due to her age and other health factors the best option was for her to stay in a neck brace and give it time to heal.  

My mom went from being totally independent to totally dependent; for several months she had to move in with us.  She is now back in her own house and pretty independent again; she can’t drive and she does have some limitations, but she is so much more independent than she was in the beginning. 

These things have affected my whole family and I know at times it has been difficult for each one of us, but being believers, we know that we are supposed to trust God to give us what we need to handle these situations and to grow from our struggles. 

God has reminded me of His word in Romans 8:26 -28 that tells us that even in our weakness when we don’t know how to pray or what to ask for, that we have the Spirit that intercedes for us.  There have been many times in my life where I have put this to the test.  I have felt helpless and despair and I knew I needed God’s help, but I couldn’t really come up with the words to pray.  I truly believe all we have to do is say “God help me” or call His name and the Spirit will intercede for us when needed. 

In the last several months I have put this to the test once again and God has been faithful. Here we are 9 months later and we can all see light at the end of this challenging tunnel.  My husband is doing well and my mom finds out this week if she can finally take that neck brace off for good and begin some therapy to get stronger and get back to being 100% independent. 

Romans 8:28  And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

That doesn’t mean that everything is easy and fun, but it does mean that He will take care of us and grow us through the difficulties in life if we only call out to him.  This week when you face challenges just remember God’s promises in Romans 8:26-28 and call out to him.  He will give you what you need!