When I was in Sunday School, way back in the day, we had to memorize Bible verses.
By Tuesday, I memorized Romans 8:28, the scripture for Week 5.
We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.
On Saturday, after my week of proving myself like some hard headed rebellious teenager, I crashed down. The burdens of this world are heavy. Romans 8:28 is a reminder that I need to remember God in the works I do. I need to remember God when I am struggling--instead of forgetting my struggle entirely. I need to remember that I have no idea what his purpose is for me--and that is the leap of faith. I don’t need to know exactly how he wishes to use me--I just have to be ready to be used.
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