Sunday, January 28
Day 14: Trusting God to Work for our Good
When young David was anointed king of Israel, he must not have known the trouble that awaited him. His relationship with Saul started out good but as Saul grew increasingly jealous of David’s popularity, it deteriorated. David had engaged and killed a bear, lion, and Goliath, but he ran from Saul. Although David had two opportunities to kill Saul, he chose not to take matters into his own hands. Instead, he trusted the Lord. He trusted the Lord was going to bring about His promise to make David king in His own way and timing. David knew God was working all things out for His good and God’s glory.
It can be a struggle to see how the bad circumstances in our lives can be used for good. But God specializes in using what is now bad and transforming it into something good. Further, He uses all of our life events for something far bigger than us. Our role is to lean into the certainty of His presence. He is not only here, but also actively working for our good!
Spend time in prayer, following the Upward, Inward, Outward, Upward format.
Upward: Who God is; What God has done, is doing, will do
Inward: Who you are; How you live
Outward: Intercession for others
God, it is difficult to see how you can use the bad in my life. I don’t have the ability on my own to comprehend how you can do this. It doesn’t make sense to me. Help me see your ability and power to accomplish all things for my good. As I wait to see what you will do, guide me step-by-step and give me the grace I need to learn how to trust you… beginning today.
Upward: Thanksgiving and Worship
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“A Praying Life” Conference
This March 1+2, Pathway is excited to host the “A Praying Life” conference in partnership with Paul E. Miller’s organization, Praying Life Ministries. “A Praying Life is an invitation for weary saints to come to Jesus: come overwhelmed with life. Come with a wandering mind. Come messy.” We invite you to be part of this powerful and encouraging event. Learn more or sign up HERE.