Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 8 Movement Restriction Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
Romans 8:28 says “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.”
Dissect this verse and you will see 3 wonderful truths.
1. “And we know that God causes everything to work.”
God is at work in every situation.
We do not despair as if thing are out of control. We can be assured that God is actively at work even in that trouble or crisis. Joseph in the Old Testament is a good example. Do you think that things were spinning out of control? From the pit to the prison; from being rejected, betrayed and being framed for something that he did not do?
His beautiful testimony is found in Genesis 50:20 where he declared, “You intended to harm me but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
2. “And we know that God causes everything to work together.”
Things by itself will not look good but because God is at work, He is causing things to synchronise together to become good.
It is like baking a cake. The flour; the eggs; the butter and the sugar in itself may not look appealing. The baker mix them together and the outcome is a tasty cake!
The same goes for our situation. Don’t look at it only from one angle.
3. “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good.”
What is “good”? We must not think goodness only in terms of having sufficient; having a good job, or when everything is flowing well etc.
“Good” includes growing in maturity; patience; gentleness; goodness; faith and being forgiving.
Have we considered these goodness?
Can you see some goodness in the midst of the despair? The 2 hospitals in Wuhan that was built within 10 days have shut down – because they manage to curb the Covid 19! Out of the more than 80,000 people who were infected – 70 per cent of these have fully recovered! Now China has the experience to help others!
Let us hold fast to Romans 8:28 in our situation.
Ps Lawrence Yap.