Day 19

I Will Bring Goodness from Every Broken and Twisted Thing

from the Promises of God reading plan

Revelation 21:1-7, Romans 8:28-30, 1 Corinthians 2:6-12, Psalm 31:1-24, Psalm 34:8

BY She Reads Truth

The best stories end with good triumphing over evil, the hero saving the day, and peace being restored to the land. But the story we are living will have a greater ending still. God promises to make all things new and to bring goodness from every broken and twisted thing. How this will happen is largely a mystery. In the midst of this world breaking and twisting around us, the heartache and sorrow we experience doesn’t seem to contain even a spark of goodness to be fanned into flame. So this, of all God’s promises, may require the greatest amount of faith.

The Bible does give us a glimpse into the final outcome: a world where God dwells with His people and “grief, crying, and pain will be no more” (Revelation 21:3–4). That God could take the murder and theft and lies of this world and transform it all into a place that feels like heaven is beyond our ability to comprehend. And yet, we see it in the cross. The most broken and twisted thing imaginable—the murder of the Son of God—became the greatest good thing the world has ever known.

Through the cross, God has made a way for His goodness to permeate our world and overtake the curse we all live under. Every pain and hardship we suffer is being worked “together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). Though we cannot fathom how it will be done, we can trust that it will be, because we can trust the One who has made this promise. All of the promises of God found in His Word are as certain as He is good. He is the reason for our hope, and the hope of the Lord does not disappoint (Romans 5:5).

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58 thoughts on "I Will Bring Goodness from Every Broken and Twisted Thing"

  1. Allison Sherwood says:

    Thank you for sharing, praying for you and your friend’s family!

  2. Ashley Cesare says:

    I needed these amazing words of encouragement from our Lord. Today, I was informed one of my dear friends had passed away. She was very young and had an abundant life. She was the kindest person you would know and her smile and laugh were infectious. All day, I questioned why she was called home so early. I was in shock and disbelief. I felt extremely sad. Tonight’s reading gave me hope that she is living a new life in an environment we can only dream of right now – in heaven with our savior. How beautiful! He promises us a place there and surely, turns all broken things to good. Although my heart still aches in this loss, I have joy in knowing I will see her again in that heavenly place!

  3. Ashley Cesare says:

    I needed these amazing words of encouragement from our Lord. Today, a dear

  4. Donna Rowse says:

    I am reading this much later. I prayed for you today Lindsey Ellingwood and for your son. ❤️

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