Years ago I began highlighting Bible verses that spoke to me in the midst of traumatic events. This month I am sharing some of these verses and a short reflection.
“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 (NIV)
It was hard to believe God was in all things — even when I was overwhelmed by endless trials. “How could anything good come out of this?” I repeatedly asked myself. Yet I clung to my faith in God, my love for him. I sought him in prayer. I coveted the prayers of others blanketing us.
I still wrestle with trauma being part of his purpose. I try to rest in the thought that this is what he has called me to. Today I can see some good that has come out of the trials, but there are still many unanswered questions. I am still learning to trust God’s wisdom, his purposes, his infinite goodness.
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