I woke up this morning feeling unusually encouraged. It’s not because I had an amazing night’s sleep, or that something especially good happened. It’s just because I woke up with this undeniable feeling of love and grace being poured all over me.
In church on Sunday, our pastor, who is amazing at feeding us God’s word, encouraged us to recall all of the breakthrough God has given us. To me that is really a big task. The obvious things instantly come to mind, but I want to remember the small things too. I guess maybe somewhere in my crowded head I am thinking about it.
There have been moments that could only be orchestrated by God, that are tiny things that he has shown me. I wrote about a recent one in this post. One of my favorite verses to dwell on is 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.” I have seen this promise play out so many times in my life.
It’s funny, but I do a lot of my best thinking and praying in the shower. Maybe because it is the one time of day that no one else is around and there aren’t any distractions. But the shower is the best place for me to just give all the worries, stresses, and hurts back to God. This morning I was praying about my current big worry and I was reminded that Romans 8 also goes on to say in verse 30-32 “and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”
For me, this is a reminder that my God is bigger than anything I am facing today, tomorrow, or ever. He is for me, and no evil that comes against me will prevail. He loves me and wants to give me the keys to his kingdom. And this thing, this current big worry, He will use it for my good and I will glorify Him for his continue faithfulness. He is for me! Who can be against me?
Now that is what I call amazing grace!
I encourage you to start thinking about all the places you have seen God work in your life. From the littlest details to the biggest miracles, He is always there. What comes to mind?