“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28
Confidence in Promises
While awaiting the 2012 qualifying round results for the 10-meter platform diving competition, David Boudia (USA) reflected on God’s goodness and sovereignty. No matter the outcome, good or bad, David knew God was in control and therefore would be content with whatever position he received.
Narrowly advancing, Boudia executed his best scoring dives in a tight race for the lead during the final round. At competition’s end David stood atop, earning himself a gold medal.
God is so good to us all. In fact, the God who has the whole world in His hands is the same God that blesses us abundantly.
Things may not always go our way, but it’s comforting and encouraging to know that God is a keeper of promises—He’ll always be with us (Heb. 13:5), and He works all things toward good and according to His will (Rom. 8:28).
Let’s try to see things from God’s perspective and have a righteous and positive attitude in life. Like Brendan Hansen (USA) said when he placed third in the 100-meter breaststroke competition: “It’s not a gold or silver medal, but it’s the shiniest bronze medal I’ve won.”
— Samuel Miles