Working for my Good
In HIS Presence


Read: Acts 11:19-26

Meditation verse:

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

The persecution that arose after Stephen’s death led to scattering of Christians to places as far as Phoenicia, Cyprus, and Antioch. However, as they fled in fear, God was working out His purpose for good. Whilst they travelled, they preached the word to the Jews, some of whom were men from Cyprus and Cyrene. As a result of the persecution the gospel spread out from Judea and a great number, both jews, and gentiles believed and turned to the Lord.

God causes all things to work out for good for those who are called according to His purpose. Ecclesiastes 11:5 says, “as you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything”.

This year may have brought unpleasant and unbearable occurrences, but it just might be part of God’s plan to get you to where He wants you to be. Enlargement is uncomfortable. To go higher in life, you will pass through some very difficult or painful stuff. It’s all part of the process. Comfort can only be found in the status quo. The Almighty can rearrange the details of your life to beautify it and sometimes this can uncomfortable.

God is working behind the scenes of your life to perfect that which concerns you. He has information which you do not have. Trust Him when He says, “for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). Stop fretting, it will work out for good in the end.


IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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