And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,
to those who are the called according to His purpose. -Romans 8:28
There’s an old saying that goes something like, “some people can’t see the forest for the trees.” That is to say, if you focus too much on the thing right in front of you, you can miss the bigger thing. We busy ourselves with our day to day lives, so focused on this problem or that that maybe we are overlooking the bigger thing God is doing. There’s a reason Jesus told us not to worry about our everyday lives…because we all have a tendency to do just that.
Take the picture above, for example. Most of us look at that picture and see a ﬂag blowing in the wind. But think, for a moment, about all the individual threads sewn together that make up the ﬂag. It’s a wonder isn’t it, that all those individual, seemingly insigniﬁcant, strands can be put together in such a way as to make a symbol of freedom, which has stood strong in spite of adversity; so many strands, weak on their own, but beautiful and strong when put together by a master seamstress.
God promises us in His word that He will work all things together for our good if we love God and are called according to His purpose. Do you worry about your life? Do you sometimes feel insigniﬁcant. Trust that the Master is making something strong and beautiful of your life…something more signiﬁcant than you can even imagine.