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All Part of the Plan

Anchor Devotional - 11.03.18


“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

Isaiah 53:2-5

For many of us struggling through the difficulties and hardships of life, questions creep into our minds. They persist even when we try to fight them, especially when our sorrow is overwhelming. We ask, “How do I know that God will work this suffering for good?” and “If God ordained this, what other bad things will be coming?” and “Why did God allow this to happen in the first place?”

When questions and doubt come, God points us to His salvation plan, which included adversity. Immediately after Adam and Eve sinned, God promised a Savior (Genesis 3:15). Hundreds of years before the Savior was born, God promised that He Himself would suffer (Isaiah 53:5). As Jesus explained to the two on the road to Emmaus, it was necessary for Him, our Savior, to suffer and die (Luke 24:26). Jesus took the punishment for our sins (1 Peter 2:24, Colossians 2:14-15) and gave us His righteousness.

When we see that our salvation was bought by Jesus’ suffering and death, we thank God that undoubtedly He can and does work our agony for good.

Scripture Focus

Isaiah 53:2-5

Insight

Each step of your life—with its joys and miseries—is all part of the plan of God bringing you closer to Him.

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 43-44
  • Psalm 123
  • 2 Corinthians 1