Friday, June 24, 2016

Everything Created by God ... (1 Timothy 4:4-5)

Today’s scripture: 1 Timothy 4:4-5

I love everything about our new Tennessee home … well, except the humidity. I’m still trying to get used to it.

Then I read verses like these, and I’m reminded—yet again—that “everything created by God is good …” Even those things that may not be my favorites—like humidity—I can accept with gratitude.

This also ties in well with one of the best-known and oft-quoted verses in the New Testament: Romans 8:28. God really does work all things for good. All things.

But sometimes, this is hard to accept. So much is just not good in this world. Violence. Death. Illness. Abuse. We live in an ongoing and an escalating battle with the enemy, and our world becomes darker each day.

Yet even so, we can be confident that God is in control, and He will work through all circumstances. If we trust Him, if we know the promises in His word, if we pray to Him at all times, then we can live with the knowledge that all things created by Him will work out for our good.

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