Things Gone Wrong Can Be Good
The Thoughts of God
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:12-16
Key Verse: 1 Corinthians 2:11
For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Our title for today’s lesson is a heavy-duty phrase: “The Thoughts of God.” It is hard to imagine what the depths of those “thoughts” are. Because our amazing God loves us as the Bible says He does, these “thoughts” are primarily about us!
Try to imagine hearing God’s thoughts: “How is my child doing?” “Get some angels down close to help my child.” “I am going to bless my child beyond their imagination.” Encourage yourself by filling your name in at each spot where I wrote, “my child”.
Unless you are really trying hard to be disobedient and intentionally rebelling against a nudge of God’s Spirit in you, then good things are coming your way. It is God’s idea to be very present in your times of need. It is God’s desire to work all things out for your good. It is God’s heart that bled amazing love on your behalf.
When things go wrong, remember who your God is; “see” by faith the good that will come out of it. Praise God during turmoil. Worship Him during your deepest disappointments. You’ll be so glad you did when His good is revealed in you!
As we wrap up this theme, know that there can be biblical reasons behind negative circumstances. Walk with God prayerfully, listening to His whispers. Ask Him for wisdom to grasp the work He is doing in you.
Father, when things go wrong, help me “think right”. Please continue Your work to give me the “mind of Christ.” In Jesus’s Name, amen.