All Things for Good

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All Things for Good

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 8:28

On Oct. 31, 2023, I had a seat booked on a flight to Egypt to spend ten days touring church projects, visiting the Pyramids, and riding on a camel. But in early October, war broke out in Israel, and the organizers canceled the trip because of safety concerns. Overwhelmed with disappointment, I trusted God and accepted, for whatever reason, He didn’t want me to go.

Five months later, after having a second blood clot removed, I learned stents placed in my abdomen after my first clot from a birth defect caused another one. Once I went off blood thinners in early October, weeks before my scheduled trip, another one formed. If I had gone on the journey to Egypt, I would have had a high likelihood of developing the clot while in a foreign country without the advanced medical aid we have in the United States. Cancelling the trip could have saved my life, and I didn’t even know it then. But God did.

All things work for the good of those who believe and trust in the Lord, even when we don’t understand. In time, God reveals truths to us we can’t see now. Hindsight gives us 20/20 vision.

Whatever disappointment or discouragement you face today, trust that God will bring good from it. You may not know how right away, but eventually, you will realize God had your back the entire time.


God works all things for the good of those who believe and trust.


Lord, thank You for always having our backs, even when we don’t understand. As we move through life’s disappointments, give us faith to trust in Your sovereignty. Use our lives for Your purposes, bringing good from what we perceive as evil and helping us always trust in Your divine guidance.


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