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"It's A God Thing"

Feels like more and more Christians are saying this. (If you could somehow track Christian(ese) I bet it’s up there with “do life together.”)


Seems like a good thing to say, and it’s always said right before (or after) someone tells you about something wonderful that happened.


But what about when wonderful things DON’T happen? Aren’t those things - those painful things - also “God things?”


According to God Himself they are: “I form light and create darkness; I make well-being and create calamity; I am the LORD, who does all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7)

When things go well, it’s a “God thing” - and we say so - to give him the glory. And when things don’t go well, it’s still a “God thing” - and we say so - to entrust ourselves to His tender care.


Here’s the equation: God loves us + God is in control = Everything that happens is for our ultimate good. (See Romans 8:28)


Surely this is how Joseph endured his brothers leaving him for dead. Decades later he would look them in the eyes and say “You MEANT evil against me, but God MEANT it for good.” (Genesis 50:20)


Christian, you can say the same thing - Whatever difficulty someone (or Satan himself) means for evil in your life, God means it for Good.


It’s a God thing, and He will see you through it.


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