For good

In the marriage of God’s omnipotence and humanity’s free will, life is…

messy and mundane,

profound and perplexing,

gut-wrenching and maddening,

delightful and joyful

ugly and beautiful.

When life gets hard, the tides creep high and all we can do is ask, “why?”, it is hard to believe that good can come from that which is so far from good.

Yet, in the midst of ALL of the messiness, “… we can be so sure that EVERY detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.” (Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭MSG‬‬)

‭So in this assurance of God’s care and goodness, we are admonished to “be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Inspired by Pastor Matthew Hartsfield’s sermon on 11/24/19 at Bay Hope Church