God’s Working People
The Work of Keeping Peace of Mind – Part IV
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-28
Key Verse: 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.
Today’s Key Verse is one every Christ-follower knows but likely struggles at times to let it come alive in their life. How do we let a Scripture come alive in our life? We practice it daily.
Take a moment and think about what you think about when problems come into your life.
Yesterday’s devotional reminded us of James’s challenge to consider it a joy when trials come into our lives. But do we? Do we agree that the more we trust today’s Key Verse, the more we can keep your joy during trials?
This is not a great example, but it might help. Suppose I ask you to give me $1000, with the promise that I will turn it into $5000. Would you do it? You would if you trusted me and believed I could do what I promised. For most of us, it would be painful to give away $1000, but believing it would turn into $5000 would help us to have joy amid that pain.
God makes you a promise; He makes every problem that you face turn into a blessing in your life. God makes something good out of every problem you have. God does not cause every problem, but He will step into every problem and create something good for us. Most problems cause us pain, but believing Romans 8:28, helps us have joy in the midst of our pain.
Jesus said He came to give us abundant life. However, I fear that far too many Christ-followers cannot describe their life as abundant. Abundant life only comes to those who trust and believe in the promises of God. The Bible tells us that Jesus guaranteed all the promises of God:
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
When problems start to cause you fear and anxiety, claim God’s promises and resist the devil’s lies. You have no cause for fear. Memorize God’s promises or print them on a card that you keep close by. Repeat them to yourself and trust them for your life!
The Bible calls the devil the “father of lies”, but God cannot lie. God keeps His promises to His children. If you have accepted Jesus as your savior, accept Him as the guarantor of God’s promise to you. Demand that the devil take his lies and get out of your mind, in Jesus’s Name!
Father, when the pain of my problems starts to overwhelm me, remind me to claim Your promises! Thank You, Jesus, for guaranteeing these promises are true and trustworthy. It is in Jesus’s Name I pray, amen.