In the midst of some pretty intense trials lately, God brought to mind some different verses I’ve often clung to. And I began to notice a common word…and it’s now my current favorite word.
Here are some of the Scriptures I’ve been contemplating. Want to guess which word is my current favorite?
“Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” -Psalm 103:2-6 (NIV)
“The LORD is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.” -Psalm 145:13b (NIV)
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” -Romans 8:28 (NIV)
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” -Romans 8:32 (NIV)
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” -Romans 8:37(NIV)
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” -Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13 (NASB)
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
Did you find it?
There are many more verses I could include. Once I started thinking about it, I realized how often the word ALL appears in God’s Word. And I realized how often I’ve overlooked it. It’s a tiny word, easily missed if we aren’t paying attention. Yet it packs a huge punch.
All – every single thing; no exceptions; no “ifs,” “ands” or “buts;” inclusive in every way.
I don’t think I’ve been living like I believe this word means what it means.
I know that our God does not exaggerate. He doesn’t say something unless He means it.
He is trustworthy in ALL things.
He is faithful in ALL things.
He works ALL things for good.
He can do more than ALL we can possibly imagine.
He gives us power to do ALL things.
He provides for ALL our needs.
…and so much more!
I’m still meditating on these truths, hoping they will sink deeper into my heart and mind. There’s a lot I don’t know or understand right now, but these truths don’t change. I can count on God ALL the time, without exception, no matter what…and so can you.