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Romans 8:28
 
Many people are confused about what optimism really is.
You're either an optimist, a pessimist, or a realist.
"This isn't going to work out. Why bother?"
"This can work out, let's do something about it."
Optimism is the tendency to dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation, and to act accordingly.
"No Christian can be a pessimist, for Christianity is a system of radical optimism."
This is a promise upon which you can build your life.
 
1. ALL THINGS
  • Because you know that God will take this negative situation and transform it into something good.
  • "This isn't what I planned and this isn't what I wanted to happen."
  • It means that there are no meaningless events in your life.
  • You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)
  • His glory, your good. All things.
2. TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD
  • Our connection with God is a relationship based on love.
  • God wants, more than anything, for us to love Him.
  • "God, as long as I am with you, as long as you are in my life, that's all that matters."
3. CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE
  • There is no such thing as a meaningless life.
  • God is able to incorporate any event of your life into his ultimate plan for your life.
  • "The saving of many lives."
  • There is no situation that God's power cannot redeem.
  • We have a reason to hope.
  • And to act accordingly.
  • God is making all things work together for good, because he is a good God.