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God Brings Good out of Sadness

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Will I trust God to bring good out of the sad time I'm going through?

One day, I brought home a bright red helium balloon. I was so proud of it! I could hardly wait to get it out of the car and begin playing with it. But no sooner had my feet touched the pavement of our driveway than it slipped out of my hand and went floating away toward the clouds. I was disappointed and angry. It wasn't fair! I had lost my balloon before I even had a chance to play with it.

But my dad had an idea. "I'll get my binoculars," he said. "Let's watch your balloon till it's out of sight." We stood out in the backyard, my dad and I, for a long time that evening. We passed the binoculars back and forth, tracking the red balloon's flight into the sky. What fun we had! That evening that had begun so sadly ended up filled with laughter and joy. It was one of my favorite times spent with my father.

God, our Father, sometimes allows things to happen in our lives that seem very bad to us. Things might happen that hurt and disappoint us and make us want to scream, "It's not fair!" But God has wonderful plans for those painful times. He may want to teach us something new about Himself. He may want us to come closer to Him. We get to know Him better as we pray and trust Him in times of suffering. He causes all things to work together for good to us if we are His children. Maybe someday you will look back on your saddest time as the best time you ever spent with your Father.

God brings good out of His children's pain and suffering.

Truth In Real Life

Description of God

A Higher King Than Caesar
Acts 17:7 – "Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Jesus."


Question & Answer

QWhat leads us to repentance?

AThe goodness of God leads us to repentance. Romans 2:4 – Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?


BIG Christian Word

Righteousness - (ri'ches-nes)

Righteousness describes the way God acts. God always acts in a way that is right, for He is the final standard of what is right. God wants us to understand his righteousness by studying the Scriptures so we can act the way he wants us to. (Isaiah 45:19) "I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right."