Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, 22 November 2015
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
It Is For Your Own Good
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 NKJV
Imagine this: You apply for a job, passed the test, but for some reasons you weren’t given the job. To God be the glory, not long after you get a job in the same industry. Then about five years later, that company that didn’t take you becomes incapable of meeting its obligations to its customers; is acquired and many of its staff laid off. You may have been disappointed back then, but now you realize that it was for your own good that you didn’t get that job!
Are you aware that there are people who are multimillionaires today because they once lost their jobs? I read about a woman, Debbie Davis, in the Daily Mail, who became a millionaire six years after she lost her job with a printing factory. She began selling cosmetics, and by 31, she had earned £1.4million. The company gave Debbie a Mercedes, her partner who joined her was given a BMW, and the pair were sent on a holiday abroad.
It might seem as a huge loss right now; but we know, that all things work together for good to those who love God! If you love God, then you have no reason to be worried. God knows the end even before the beginning, and even when we do not understand what is going on, we can trust Him to do what’s good for us. Amen.