Working Together for Good

By   •   February 1


We might never have had the songs of Fanny Crosby had she not been afflicted with blindness. George Matheson would never have given the world his immortal song, “O Love That Will Not Let Me Go,” had it not been for his passing through the furnace of affliction. The “Hallelujah Chorus” was written by George Frederick Handel when he was poverty-stricken and suffering from a paralyzed right side and right arm. Affliction may be for our edification and Christian development. Sickness is one of the “all things” which work together for good to them that love God. Don’t resent it. Don’t be embittered by it.

Why did God let me get sick? Read Billy Graham’s answer.

Prayer for the day

You do not make mistakes, Father. If sorrow comes into my life, let me use it to help others know about You.

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  1. Lynda Freeman Kessler says:

    When I was 16 I gave my life to Christ at the altar after Billy Graham’s message. This was in Montreat, North Carolina, during the time my Presbyterian father was a minister at North Avenue in Atlanta. I would love to see and meet Billy Graham. He and my father were friends.

  2. Helen says:

    We need God everyday but we need his strength especially now. Any prayers will be appreciated, thank you

  3. Gerry says:

    Our merciful Heavenly Father always knows what’s best for us. We may wonder why certain things have to occur as they do. His plan is perfect and must unfold as he sees fit. He is the Potter and we are the clay. Our job is to trust and obey.

  4. Don Roy says:

    It’s a great privilege to be Christian!

  5. Harish Kumar says:

    I am really blessed by this short message. I thank the Lord Jesus who has given the wisdom to understand the Word of God. Also I would like to thank the men and women of God, especially Dr. Billy Graham, who offered his life for many souls. Let the presence of God sustain on his life and give more health and long life like Abraham. I want to share this message to my friends also. Because I am blessed, so I will make my friends be blessed too. Thank you to all who are dedicated to doing God’s work. May God bless you all.

  6. Cynthia Wilson says:

    I love The Lord because He looks at my heart, an He loves me unconditionally.

  7. Leandro says:

    Thank you

  8. Susan Evans says:

    Thank you for your boldness in pursuing the gospel in every nation with every living soul.I am praying for you & all others who are true servants of God in these amazing days of reawakening!Pls pray for the salvation of Kathy, Alan, Will Elizabeth & Evan.Pray that God will be glorified in this situation & that He will reveal to me just what to say/do (or not say/not do).Thank you so very much.May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ bless & keep you &yours safe & protected as you are ministering to others & fighting spiritual battles daily. To God be the glory!