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

  1. Chelsea Clifton says:

    Wow!! God knew I needed these scriptures right now as I am currently going through something. I’m always in shock when he shows up in this type of way

  2. Deborah Collazo says:

    What a HOPE of glory we have an eternity with Him where there will be no more tears. That’s a future I am looking forward to. Thank you Jesus for paying the price for me to know You.

  3. Kathy Sites says:

    Truthfully, I have not even done today’s Word yet, but just the title makes may heart sing…”There is another in the fire!”

  4. Kami Anderson says:

    Psalm 31 was such a sweet picture to me about how my adversities do not define me and that God will NOT turn me over to the enemy when I am in His hands. He is so good, y’all.

  5. Laurie Lee says:

    1 Corinthians 2:10-12
    I was struck by God’s deep desire for us to know Him. He longs for us to draw near to Him and know Him. He does not want to remain a mystery. He gives us His Spirit so that we might understand His thoughts and deep secrets. ❤️

  6. Anne Caldwell says:

    As i read this, I looked back over the hard, broken, and pain filled places in my life and got a tiny glimpse of how those things have been woven into things that are good, for God’s good and glory, in my life. I can only imagine what it will be like in Heaven when we have the full picture.

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  8. Jennifer Nowlin says:

    Sometimes for me it is so overwhelming that we have this promise to look forward to. But when I look back i see his faithfulness throughout my life, Thank you Lord, for your faithfulness in the past, and your faithfulness to me in the future.

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