God Works All Things for Good

We often get annoyed when certain difficulties come our way, and fail to recognise that God has His purposes in all events in our lives, even the difficult ones.

For example, a Christian minister was on his way to preach in a Church in the mountains of Kentucky USA. He was prevented from fulfilling his engagement to preach because of a terrible blizzard.

Wearily he made his way through the snow to the home of a young man whom he knew. He wondered why God had closed the door to his preaching.

This young man and his wife were very poor but they were glad to take the preacher into their home until the blizzard had gone.

That night this preacher had opportunity to speak with this young man about ministry. The preacher was used to minister to this young man and to lead him to the conviction that God was calling him into the ministry.

This young man became a preacher and was powerfully used in later life by God to lead many people to salvation. The apostle Paul said,

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