All Things Work for Good
DescriptionRomans chapter 8 is one of the most comforting passages in all of Scripture for believers. It asserts that once we are united to Christ there is no more condemnation for our sin (past and present), we have the Holy Spirit indwelling us to help us fight against remaining sin, we have been adopted in God’s family, even though we (and creation) suffer the effects of sin through pain and suffering, one day all things will be made new, and nothing can ever separate us from the love of God in Jesus. Perhaps the most precious gem of all is found in verse 28: “We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Even though the circumstances of our lives may be painful and confusing and cause us to doubt God’s love for us, we can hold fast to this promise by faith that even when we can’t see His loving purpose behind our suffering, we know it is there. He will work all things for our good and for His glory. Amen!
LyricsYou are the Lord, reigning above,
Ruler of all our human ways;
You are the king, worthy of all creation’s praise!
Even when darkness falls, and hides our view
Of all that You have planned,
We can hold on to what You’ve promised us
And on Your sov’reign goodness we can stand.
You cause ev’rything to work for good
For those who love and follow You;
Called according to Your loving plan,
We rest on this eternal truth:
All things work for good.
We have been called, even foreknown,
Chosen before time had begun
To be conformed into the image of Your son.
Since we were called we have been justified
And will be glorified.
When we forget these truths, and doubt Your love,
Remind us that to save us Jesus died.
Additional InfoThis song is based on Romans 8:28-30 (NASB):
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified.