Do you ever worry that you have made such a mess of things, that there is no way they could ever be turned around? Or have you ever felt like you somehow wandered down a trail that suddenly ended without warning, and now you are destined to wander the wilderness forever? Maybe, it just seems like no matter what you do, everything is stacked against you and you just can’t catch a break. When we find ourselves in impossible situations, do we panic, do we furiously try to work our way out of it, or do we trust the God of the impossible?
This week we continue our sermon series “Standing Firm on the Promises of God,” as we look at Romans 8:28. Here we are given a valuable promise that If we have set our sights on God and His purposes, and if our heart’s desire is for Him to be glorified in all we do, we can be confident that all things will work together for our good no matter how difficult or impossible the situation may seem. This is true even when we can’t see through the trial enough to even know what to ask Him! What a valuable promise to hold on to!
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:26-28)