Hallelujah Anyway!!

14th January

A Personal Reflection

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them!”

Romans 8:28 (NLT)

 Today’s devotion is a reflection on this verse after a hearing a statement that both challenged me and encouraged me.

I was talking with a colleague about something that had frustrated us both. It was a situation out of our hands yet needed to have some urgent attention. After discussing the difficulties I left her office and as I was walking out she shouted “Hallelujah Anyway”. What a fantastic statement of faith, contentment and trust in an Almighty God.

This verse sums up the “Hallelujah Anyway” statement. For if we know that God is in control then what is the need to worry. Interestingly the NLT version of this verse varies slightly from others. More often than not we hear the version that says “In all things God works together for the good…”, however this version claims that “God works all things together…”. The focus varies from things changing to God working. The emphasis is not on our circumstances but on God, the author of life. It is God who is working in our lives to resolves all things for His glory. Sometimes it might not be that the situation or problem changes as YOU might like, but what is guaranteed is the fact that whatever the problem, God will make good from a challenging situation in accordance with His perfect will for your life.

Whatever you face today, take courage that God is at work in your situation if you allow Him in. Shout out that no matter what happens in your day “Hallelujah Anyway!!!”