We don't always have clarity on why we are going through a hard time. But, we do know what God says...
- Brokenness in our world is a result of human sin (Genesis 3:14-19). Death in all its manifestations is the product of the human choice to rebel against God. We all experience the impact of sin in this world. We can't avoid it.
- God says that our "light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all." (2 Cor. 4:17 NIV) So, glory is being produced for us, even through the most trying circumstances.
- God has promised that he will work out everything for the good for us - for those of us who love him and are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).
God promises a good result. We don't always know what that will look like. But, we can trust him. His good result will be far better than our "making the best out of a bad situation." His good result will be a God result. In his way, in his time, he will work even the worst situation for our good.
Will you trust God at his word today?