Today’s Reading | Ephesians 1:1-14
What if my present situation does not work out? What if it just gets worse and never gets better? Have you ever been haunted by those thoughts? Maybe today you are in the midst of a situation that looks tough, and there seems to be no way out. All you see ahead is more pain and difficulty. It looks like it will never change and you have concluded that there is no hope. If that describes you, then you must have found today’s reading motivating. Why? Because Paul tells us that we have been chosen by the one who works out “everything” in conformity to His will. Think about that for a moment. What in our life is not included in “everything?” Is your present situation included? God knows exactly what is going on in your life and He wants you to know that it will work out exactly as He has planned. You must trust Him and realize “everything” includes what you are presently facing. Ultimately, God’s will is going to be accomplished even if right now it might not seem like that is possible. Trust Him and be amazed at what He does.
Observation: What do I see?
Interpretation: What does it mean?
Application: How does it apply to me?
Implementation: What do I do?