God Can Use Your Mistakes for His Good

“We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.”

Romans 8:28 (GNT)

Let’s face it. You and I do foolish things from time to time. We make mistakes.

But nothing you’ll ever do is beyond the capacity of God to use. You may make mistakes, but God doesn’t.

The Bible says it like this in Romans 8:28: “We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose” (GNT).

When you make a foolish mistake, God promises he can use it for good.

I want to be clear, though. This isn’t a promise for everyone. The verse doesn’t say that God works everything out for good for those living in rebellion against him or for those who aren’t living for his purposes.

The promise is for people who come to God and say, “I want to live for your purpose. I don’t always get it right. But I want to do the right thing. I want to trust you, and I want to follow you.” Do that, and God will take it all and use it for his good.

That’s a reason for joy.

When you put your life in his hands, it doesn’t mean you’ll never goof up again. You’ll still make bad decisions. You’ll still mess up. But God can fit it all into his plans.

There is no plan B for your life. God knew all the mistakes you’d make before you were born. He also knew he’d fit those mistakes into his plan.

That means you can relax. You can stop being anxious. You can rest. Do your best with what God has given you. He will work everything into his plan.

Talk It Over

  • How have you seen God turn your mistakes into good? How have you seen him do that in the lives of others?
  • If you know that God can use anything for good, how does that help you let go of the mistakes of your past?
  • What step of faith will you take with the confidence that God is working for his good in your life?

Receive the joy of salvation today!

Remember, the Bible says that those who believe in Jesus have no reason for guilt and shame: “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1 NIV).

If you’re ready to accept that promise and live in the joy of forgiveness, then pray this prayer:

“Dear Jesus, you have promised that if I believe in you, everything I’ve ever done wrong will be forgiven, and I will no longer be condemned. Instead of judging me, you will accept me into your eternal home in heaven one day.

“I confess my sin, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe you are God, my Savior. I receive you into my life as my Lord. Thank you that I don’t have to earn, deserve, or work for your forgiveness. It is your gift of grace.

“Today I’m turning over every part of my life to you. Instead of living in shame, I want to live in the joy of your salvation. I want to use the rest of my life to serve you instead of serving myself. I humbly commit my life to you, and I ask you to save me and accept me into your family. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”

If you just prayed to accept Jesus, please email me at [email protected] and let me know about it. I’d like to send you some free materials to help you start your journey with Jesus.

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