From the archives of Oral Roberts

When something bad happens to you, it’s just human nature to feel that your whole life is ruined and nothing will ever go right again. That’s why it’s important to think of life not in terms of one isolated experience, but as a whole.

This idea is illustrated by comparing life to a ship. Although a ship is made to sail, not all of its parts will float by themselves. If you put the engine on the water, for instance, it immediately sinks, and so do the propeller, the compass, and many other parts. But when they are all properly built together, the ship sails above the turbulent waters.

Romans 8:28 says, We know that all things work together for good to them that love God.

When everything is going wrong, remember:

God is greater than anything that happens to you. He is a good God, and He is working all things together for your good as you honor Him.

In life, you will experience some sadness, some disappointment, some trouble. Everyone does! But it is reassuring to know that when you are committed to God, He weaves all of your experiences together for good.