He works in all things

IMG_3100looking back on


sometimes seeing 


in all things

faith usurps chance

as I cast a 

backwards glance

retrospectively I see 

He weaves our lifesong’s


all events that come to be

He orchestrates them 


Sometimes we go through the day and things just don’t add up- it doesn’t make sense why this or that happened.  But often we are able to look back and see how God had His hand of grace on us- redirecting our steps for His purpose.

This past week seemed especially odd… lots of little things changed our normal “routine”.  This morning when I woke up, I replayed all of the week’s events over in my head. I love that I can ask Him “why” this or that happened- He doesn’t always answer, but He listens (much more attentively than any human would- I might add!)

And in that moment of talking to Him, I saw the events of the week flash through my mind like a movie.  Clips of those “odd” things… and how they led to something unusually great!

That morning I was running late?  Perfect timing!  As I drove through town that morning, I happened to pull up at a stoplight- right beside the very person who had been on my mind to call.  I rolled down the window and got to sing her “happy birthday” in person!

My fear of allowing the girls to be home for the very first time by themselves for a short while?  This ended up being a huge blessing. Showing them that I trust them has done wonders for our relationship!  They were given the opportunity to show me that they are responsible, and that yes, I have been doing an ok job all these years raising them.

The entire day I spent waiting for the cable guy to show up?  Yep- that was a blessing, too.  In my moments of frustration, I listened to awesome worship music- drawing me ever closer to Him.

Every little “odd” thing that happens has a purpose- even if only to bring us nearer to Him- and He is always at work!

And we know that in all things God works together for the good of those of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.  Romans 8:28

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

10 thoughts on “He works in all things

  1. thank you for this. Sometimes it’s hard to find the good in things that happen to us. We read things into stuff that isn’t there, we give up when we don’t understand. We need the confidence that God is in control and He has our back. I really needed to be reminded of this today!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy 🙂 It sure is easy to get distracted by the world…Yes- He’s in control and He is good!! Even when we don’t see it with our eyes- we can have faith that He is working in all things! I hope you are having a great day!!

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  2. Oh, I love this post!! 🙂 I believe in this too 🙂 It reminded me little of that book story of beautiful girl, where the author talks about us being like a little fly in a drawing, we can only see dots and lines because we are too small to see the bigger picture, but in fact what it is, is a beautiful beautiful drawing 🙂 and all the lines and dots are connected perfectly 🙂

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    1. Trini- your comment is so profound…. the tiny dots all belonging to a bigger picture… just beautiful! I greatly apologize for my tardiness in responding to you… it has been quite a week!!! Hope you are doing well!!


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