And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Why do we have such a hard time letting God lead us and guide our lives? Even though He has promised He will work all things for our good, we still stubbornly cling to wanting to make it all work ourselves. How hard it is to let go of our pride and self-sufficiency.
It is a great and wonderful mystery how God can direct our lives to His perfect plan and still allow us the freedom to make choices. Trying to reconcile those two things has caused endless (and deep) theological debates, even arguments that have lead to divisions and bad feelings. But perhaps it is as simple as loving Him.
A simple love for Christ. Are you wondering what is God’s will for your life? It is to love Him. Are you wondering how you should respond to a certain situation? You should act in a way that shows you love Him. Have you done wrong and moved away from God? Then come back in His forgiveness and love Him.
Loving God is what we are called to do, because when we love Him we are simply returning the love He constantly gives to us. We are reflecting His nature and becoming more like the way we were created to be.
He wants good things for us, because of His love for us. His working all things out for us is part of how He shows us this love!