All Things Work Together …

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

Rarely have I seen a true silver lining on a cloud, but often I have heard that every cloud has one.

John Milton is said to have coined the phrase in 1634. It has become a cliché encouragement to those in trying situations that something positive can result from something negative.

The idea supporting the silver-lining theory is the fact that the sun is behind the cloud. Even though we can’t see it, we see evidence of the sun’s presence.

God’s word says something similar but with deeper significance:

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 (NKJV)

Nothing surprises God, and He works every situation into something good – here’s the catch – for those who love Him.

Do we love Him enough to set our own purposes aside to follow His? Do we take the time to even find out what those purposes might be? Do we stick with Him long enough to see what He will do in the situation?

The sweet peace of God’s presence is an enduring comfort. And knowing that He is working even bad things out for our good encourages me to press on.


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All three of her business partners glanced at each other and then back at her.

“Why didn’t you tell us?” the baker asked.

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6 thoughts on “All Things Work Together …

  1. Alicia Haney

    Wow, how exciting , that I won the signed copy of Always the Wedding Planner, thank you so very much! Thank you for explaining the Silver Lining, I had no idea why it was called that. Have a Great week and stay safe. God Bless you and your family.

    1. davalynn

      Congratulations, Alicia. I will be in touch!

  2. Karen Gee

    Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend that “all things work together for good, to those who are called according to His purpose. But God has always had a plan for His believers from the beginning through Eternity. We have to realize that our part is to trust and obey. We are wise when we seek His will. His ways are higher than our ways!
    He loves us and wants the very best for us!

    1. davalynn

      So true, Karen. He loves us beyond what we can imagine.

  3. Nancy

    This was a thought provoking post. I’ve been a born again Christian for decades, and have reminded myself of Romans 8:28- [28] And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    Many times, when it seemed especially frightening, or bleak, I would remember that, and cling to it. The trying of our faith worketh patience, and we Christians must learn to be as patient as the husbandman. 7] Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. James 5:8

    1. davalynn

      Absolutely, Nancy. It’s the waiting that is often the hardest part.


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