The giants we face have different names: Fear. Discouragement. Loneliness. Worry. Guilt. Temptation. Anger. Resentment. Doubt. Procrastination. Failure. Jealousy. Call them what you will; they’re only giants, after all, like Goliath. He was a shade over nine feet tall, but it only added up to a bigger dent in the pavement once he fell. The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

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The amazing reality

Can you imagine...

walking into church one Sunday and seeing this announcement posted on the bulletin board?

oh, I know it might seem silly

...to think about attending a rehearsal for the Rapture—but here’s the amazing reality:

God’s Word outlines ten ways we should be preparing for Christ’s return!

And when you think about it, it only makes sense...rehearsal just means getting ready for something—it’s preparation for a future event. And that is exactly what we should be doing in light of Christ’s return.

God Works All Things Together for Your Good

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God Works All Things Together for Your Good

Romans 8:28 is the Bible’s ultimate promise. It is all-inclusive, all-powerful, and always available. Once you grasp its power, you will never look at life in the same way. Walk through this seminal passage, phrase by phrase, with best-selling author and pastor Robert J. Morgan.

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The Power of Believing

What if you knew—what if you really knew—that everything that happened to you would eventually work for good in your life?

Would it change the way you felt, thought, and lived?

Dramatically! That’s the unstoppable power of Romans 8:28, the ultimate promise in the Bible, that all things work for the good of those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 is all-inclusive, all-powerful, and always available. It can touch any hurt and redeem any problem. It isn’t a mere platitude but a divine promise. Romans 8:28 morphs us into resilient, cheerful people, whatever our temperament. In this landmark book, speaker and author Robert J. Morgan sheds new light on an old promise—and when you grasp the power of the words of this verse, you’ll never look at life the same way.

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EXCERPT FROM Chapter Two

Think of the problems, burdens, heartaches, and disappointments of your life.

Is any one of them beyond the reach of Romans 8:28? Can there possibly be a trial that isn’t covered by those three wonderful letters: a-l-l?

No, not one. For we know that every last detail of our lives works together for good to those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. That’s God’s guarantee for you and me and for all who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Our own experiences teach us to face life as tough-minded optimists, leaning fully on the promise of Romans 8:28.

Notice the first two words of this verse: “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God ...”

Is any one of them beyond the reach of Romans 8:28? Can there possibly be a trial that isn’t covered by those three wonderful letters: a-l-l?

No, not one. For we know that every last detail of our lives works together for good to those who love the Lord and who are called according to His purpose. That’s God’s guarantee for you and me and for all who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Our own experiences teach us to face life as tough-minded optimists, leaning fully on the promise of Romans 8:28.

Notice the first two words of this verse: “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God ...”

The words “we know” are not necessary to the promise, and the verse makes perfect sense without them. If it simply read, “All things work together for the good of those who love God,” we would never have been the wiser, and it still would have been a great truth. In fact, if the verse were worded like that, the primary subject and verb would be the promise itself: (all) things work!

But the Holy Spirit, who doesn’t waste words in the Bible, began the sentence not with an emphasis on what God is going to do but with an emphasis on what our attitude should be about it. The primary subject is the pronoun “we,” and the primary verb is “know.” Romans 8:28 thus begins with a statement of certitude, underscoring how important it is to God that we claim His promise with total confidence.

We don’t hope, hypothesize, or hallucinate. We don’t postulate, speculate, or fabricate. We don’t toss and turn in anxiety. We simply know. We know God; therefore we know His power, understand something of His providence, and can trust His provision. It’s certain. For sure. Positive. Fail-safe. Inevitable. It’s God’s guarantee, and it can never be otherwise.

This is an attitude we see throughout Scripture. The word “know” occurs 1,098 times from Genesis to Revelation, and we’re instructed to approach life with total trust in the realities of Christ.

  • “I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth” (Job 19:25, NIV).
  • “I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life” (1 John 5:13).
  • Know that the Lord is God” (Psalm 100:3, NIV).
  • Know, then, that not a word the Lord spoke … will fail, for the Lord has done what He promised” (2 Kings 10:10).
  • Know that the Lord has set apart the faithful for Himself” (Psalm 4:3).
  • Know that Yahweh your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant” (Deuteronomy 7:9).
  • “We have come to believe and know that You are the Holy One of God!” (John 6:69).
  • “We know that when He appears, we will be like Him” (1 John 3:2).
  • “You know that He was revealed so that He might take away sins” (1 John 3:5).
  • “You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ: Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).
  • “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
  • “One thing I do know: I was blind, and now I can see!” (John 9:25).

TACKLING LIFE WITH CONFIDENCE

Faith is the ability to tackle life with confidence, come what may, knowing that the trustworthy promises of God are precisely as real as the transient circumstances around us. Faith is believing that God will do exactly as He has said. Living by faith isn’t a matter of sticking our heads in the sand and hoping for the best. It’s confronting the realities of life from the perspective of God’s immutable, unbreakable, unfailing Word. Those who live by faith don’t have a “hope so” optimism. They live in the society of the certain.

Yes, the Bible does use the word “hope.” But in the Bible, “hope” is not synonymous with “maybe.” Biblical hope refers to sure and certain expectations, which, because they’re still in the future, create in us a sense of anticipation.

…At the outset of every crisis or problem, we have to choose our attitude. Either we’ll collapse in despair and say, “All these things are against me.” Or we’ll decide to view them through the prism of Romans 8:28 and say, “All these things may appear to be against me, but according to God’s Word, all these things will work themselves out for my good in God’s timing and providence.”

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Dr. David Jeremiah, Founder of Turning Point for God and Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church

God Works All Things Together for Your Good is a brand-new treatment of an old and enduring verse! After you have finished reading this book, put it where you can find it. If you don’t need it, someone you love will!
– Dr. David Jeremiah
Founder of Turning Point for God and Senior Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church

Stan Buckley, Founder and Executive Director of But God Ministries

God Works All Things Together for Your Good gives hope to all who are trying to make sense of the difficulties that come their way. God really does work all things together for good. And now we know how!
– Stan Buckley
Founder and Executive Director of But God Ministries

Robertson McQuilkin, President Emeritus, Columbia International University, Deceased

With fresh prose, startling imagery, powerful quotations, and an avalanche of gripping stories—ancient and modern—Robert Morgan encourages us to believe that, indeed, all those bad things that assault us are being engineered by an all-powerful God for our welfare. You won’t want to put it down! It’s solid theology and thoroughly grounded in Scripture. No matter how submerged in intractable troubles, here you’ll find hope.
– Robertson McQuilkin
President Emeritus, Columbia International University, Deceased

About the author

Robert J. Morgan

Robert J. Morgan is the teaching pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served for more than forty years.

He is a best-selling Illuminations Award and Gold Medallion Award-winning writer with more than 35 books in print and approximately 5 million copies in circulation in multiple languages. Rob is a staff writer for Turning Points, and he has appeared on numerous television and radio shows. He speaks widely at churches, conferences, schools, and corporate events.

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