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. Romans 8:28 NLT
This is one of my favorite verses of all time. The reason it is such a blessing to me is because it states the promise that God will work on my behalf behind the scenes when I ask. In my life, it seems like everyone else in the world is working against me, it is nice to know God is working for me.
This promise does have several conditions though…
Four components of Romans 8:28:
- A knowing…or in other words you have to have confidence in not only God’s ability, but His’ desire to work on your behalf
- Understand that God is working on our behalf behind the scenes where you can not always see (that is why we have to have faith)
- A real love of God…the Bible says if you love God you will keep His’ commands
- Be called according to His’ purposes…God’s has a plan for this world, His’ church and people and you have to seek His purpose for your life not do your will and ask God to bless it
As you will find often in scripture, God has wonderful promises for Christian believers, but you do have to do it God’s way.