In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul says this, “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.”
Now that does not say that all things are good, but it says God can turn all things good for those who love Him.
In Jacksonville, Florida, recently it was revealed that the valedictorian had been a homeless child on a number of occasions throughout his high school years, but he did not let that stand in his way. Instead, the young man just kept focused on his studies and graduated with a 4.65 GPA as the valedictorian of Jacksonville High School.
As I thought about that story, I was so impressed that Griffin was able to succeed even in the most difficult circumstances. Which brings me back to us today, what excuses do we use for not succeeding? Yes, circumstances play a role in our success in life, but as I am reminded by the story of Griffin, if we persevere and love God, He can turn anything that is bad into good.
Think about it…and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D