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Copy of 27th June 2023

In All Things

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

Have you ever eaten a Bakewell tart? The Bakewell tart, is a favourite cake for many in the UK. It also has a surprising origin story. Many believe that it was first baked in the White Horse Inn in Bakewell during the nineteenth century. Mrs. Greaves asked her cook to make a pudding by pouring a mixture into pastry cases and then adding jam, but the cook accidentality added the jam first. No mistake ever tasted so good!

Imagine if your mistakes could be used to produce something wonderful. We see this notion at work in the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans when he describes the new life Christians enjoy: “In all things God works for the good of those who love Him” (Rom 8:28). How wonderful to consider the full extent of the phrase “all things,” for it encompasses both the best of our lives and the very worst. “all things” means anything can be reclaimed by God and used to transform us “to the image of His Son” (v 29). “all things” means there are no dead-ends with Him, only surprising new beginnings. “all things” means even costly mistakes can lead to renewed hope.

When we get something wrong, we can start making it right by placing it in our Father’s hands and allowing Him to take control. We know He will work it out for our good and for His glory. (Romans 8:28)

Bible Reading

Romans 8:26-32.


Father God, You know the wrong turns I have taken and the pain I feel. I give You all that I am, my life, my regrets and my decisions, and ask You to work in it all for good. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.



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