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Join us this Sunday! In-Person 9:00am & 10:45am, Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

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9:00am & 10:45am,
Online 9:00am, 10:45am & 5:00pm

GOD IS ALWAYS AT WORK

“But Jesus replied, “My Father is always working, and so am I.”  – John 5:17.

God is always working. If we are going to be used by God, we must first acknowledge that He is already at work all around us, and that His work isn’t contingent upon us. This is not something we’re starting up. The weight is not on our shoulders—the pressure is off.

God does not sit idly, watching our life take place. And that is a good thing because there will be times in all of our lives when we simply don’t understand how God is working. It doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t always align with what we can want or imagine. It doesn’t fit into the way we believe things happen in this world. But remember this. God keeps His promises, God gives you the right instructions according to His perfect will and He won’t mislead you. No matter how much you don’t understand life as it is right now – no matter how uncomfortable it may seem or how hard it gets, we don’t have to worry because God is with us. God was working before Christ walked on this earth. He was working while Christ was in the world and He continues to work through His Spirit today.

Sometimes, it seems like God is not working in our lives. When faced with disappointments in life, believing God works things for your good can be difficult. But what if God has been at work all along, and you’ve failed to recognize it? In John 5:17, Jesus tells us that God has been working and that He is also working on our behalf. So, think about that truth as you go about your daily activities. Even though you might not feel or see God working right now in your situation, it does not mean He is not. John 13:7 says, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” He is working on other areas of your life that may not immediately be obvious. This is why the Holy Spirit reminds you today by saying not to give up hope or feel helpless because “… he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.” (Psalm 121:4)

Instead, he is always at work because He works all things for our good, no matter how seemingly hopeless or near impossible the situation is or looks. Romans 8:28 (AMP) says, “And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.”

God doesn’t expect us to understand everything He’s doing. It’s okay to have questions. It’s OK to want to know more. It’s normal to think what’s happening doesn’t make much sense. And we will experience a whole variety of emotions along the way.

The reality is that we will never fully grasp all God is doing this side of heaven. But He does want us to know this with all our hearts: He loves us and is working on our behalf in ways beyond what we can comprehend.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Where have you seen God working in your life in the last 1-5 years? Where do you see God at work around you? How does He want you to join Him?

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