Working for Our Good

Bible Reading: Romans 8: 28 - 39
Author: Esther Nwogwugwu (Rivers State, Nigeria)
Monday 6 August 2018 © The Upper Room.
In 2016, my brother took a college entrance examination. On the day of the examination the computer system failed, which led to his losing some already-answered questions and prevented him from completing many others. When the test results were released, he didn’t score well enough to be admitted to the college. We felt discouraged and questioned God’s promises.

In spite of the situation, we still gathered at night to study God’s word. Reading God’s message to us in Romans 8:28 strengthened our hearts. A week later, we received news that the education staff had reconsidered the results. They added 40 points to the scores of those who experienced technical problems during the examination, including my brother. We praised God for such a blessing.

We are often pressured by events that shake our faith and our trust in God. But we can be encouraged, knowing that all things work for our good – not because of our qualifications but because of God’s love and faithfulness. When we remain faithful and continue to trust in God, we can find the hope and courage to persevere.

Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to trust you in the midst of life’s challenges, knowing that you are working for our good. In the name of Jesus. Amen
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