Monday, 28 May 2012

Praising God

Sometimes bad things happen. We can’t see them coming, we don’t know why, we can’t explain them and we can’t predict what effect they will have on our lives. But we can trust that good things will come from them no matter how serious things may seem. 
Paul writes to the Church in Rome (Romans 8:28); “For we know that in all things, Christ works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (NIV) And this is what I believe, that despite the bad of life, good will come. The Message version says: “That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
On Bank Holiday Monday I had a car accident which came totally out of the blue for no apparent reason. I can’t explain what happened or why it happened to me or why it left me with the scars it has done. But some very wise and lovely people have reminded me continually of this verse and that God will work good through each aspect of my circumstances. I don’t know what’s coming next or how long it may take me to recover fully but I know that I can praise God despite uncertainty. 
If you’re struggling with difficult circumstances or something bad has happened to you, remember that if you love Jesus he will bring good through it and from it. We are called to his plan and purpose and this is just one more step on the way.
Keep smiling, forget your worries and enjoy the sun!!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your accident, but I know that God is working through it. I just lost a friend, he was only 19, and I've been having to remind myself of the same verse over and over and over. Thank you so much for sharing it!
    Habakkuk 1:5 has been another verse I'm constantly going back to, "“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told."
    He's doing greater things through these hard situations than we could ever even imagine.
    I'm praying for you, Meggy! <3

    1. I'm sorry to hear about your friend but I know that God's got a bigger plan to come through it just as he did with me. I don't know what it is yet! Thank you so much for that verse too, it's a real encouragement and very true, God's creation is simply astounding!
      Prayers coming your way too! :)

  2. Amazing, powerful declarations there Megs! You should share your amazing store of what happened afterwards :-D xxx

    1. I would love to but I'm not sure I could quite do it justice on here! xxx


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