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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purposes.“ (Romans 8:28 ESV)

It’s amazing to think that God, with His heavenly wisdom, can build beautiful things from different ingredients of life. Our life consists of disappointments, joys, sorrows, laughters and many other things. I have sometimes compared this point from the letter to Romans with a master chef’s soup ingredients: For a good soup one needs, for an example, something like: salt, onions, pepper, potatoes and carrots. None of these ingredients tastes much by itself, or then they just taste very bad, like pepper. However, when the ingredients are in the hands of a master chef, he knows how to mix every ingredient in the right proportion so the “soup” will become good and tasty.

In the same way our heavenly Father knows how much “flavors” we need to our own life’s “soup” so the outcome would be good. When God called us, He already had thoughts and a plan for us. He also takes us determinedly forward in this plan of His. So regardless of whether your life consists of good or bad, all the ingredients will work together for your benefit. Do you believe this?

God’s love has been announced to us in His Son! It’s so simple: Jesus Christ is a proof that God loves you! The Bible says: “We love, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). When we understand the greatness of God’s love and that He loved us even when we were sinners, we start to realize how He pushes the forces of darkness away from our road so that the ingredients’ of our lives don’t perish because of the sin but we can live out the God’s plan in our lives.

Jesus was once having a meal by a Pharisee called Simon. When they were having the meal, a sinful woman came there and she washed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. After that she poured expensive Nardus oil to Jesus’ feet. This woman faced two realities or “ingredients” of life; her own sinfulness and God’s love.

The feeling of her own wickedness alone would have not accomplished the change in her life. But Jesus’ goodness and love “broke” her heart, same way as the broken Nardus oil bottle poured out the expensive oil and lovely scent to the room. The same thing happened in this woman’s heart. The expensive scent of her life broke out because of the power of God’s love. She was free from her heart’s prison. The sinful woman got an experience of this “spiritual truth”: “All things work together for good of those that love God and are called according to His purposes.”

The past things of the sinful woman were not a burden or a dark memory anymore. The greatness of forgiveness and liberation turned the past to serve life in that moment. Unbelievable! All the aching, painful “flavors” of life and disappointments transferred into master’s hand and from these ingredients of life He started to prepare something amazing, beautiful and new.

Surrender to God today, surrender to Him. You need to get broken by God’s love. At Jesus’ cross there is forgiveness for your sins. You will meet your Savior there and the “pieces” of your life’s puzzle start wonderfully connect to their right places and you can experience one of the greatest miracles.

The miracle is this: God is powerful to harness even the bad experiences of your life for His use by the great power of His love. Today, you can believe for yourself that everything works for the good of those who love God.

-Arto Boa’s devotional book Keys-

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