Once upon a time there was a King who had a personal counsel who was spiritual and God fearing man. The counsel had a belief that whatever God does in one's life ,it's always good to us. During a war the King lost a thumb; knowing what had happened to the king, the counsel approached and consoled king in his peculiar manner saying, "Whatever God does, He does it for the good." Listening to what his counsel has said, the King became furious with anger & commanded his soldiers to put the counsel into rigorous prison. The counsel without having any resentment towards the King, happily accepted the imprisonment saying "Whatever God does, He does it for the good."
After the king recovered from his thumb injury, he went for hunting along with his soldiers. The king went too deep into the forest in pursue of a good game but seldom did the knew that the area in which they have entered is that of "Cannibal Tribe". The king along with his soldiers was captured alive by the cannibal tribe. The cannibals decided to sacrifice the King to their deities and thereafter eat his flesh. While the king was being laid on the slaughter rock, the slaughterist saw that king's thumb was missing and suddenly he stopped to sacrifice the king. The king was taken to chief of the tribe & on check up it was confirmed that king's sacrificed could not be given to deity for the king was invalid as he was not having all the body parts - the missing thumb that king lost in war. The chief of tribe therefore decided to let go king alive. On reaching his palace the king enquired about his counsel & asked his ministers to bring counsel to him. As soon as counsel was presented in the presence of king, the king joyful hugged his counsel and shared his near death experience because of his lost thumb. The counsel overwhelmed with the joy in his peculair form said, " Whatever God does, He does it for the good". The king said counsel you haven't changed even after going through such a rigorious imprisonment; counsel polietly answered ," My lord, if you wouldn't have put me in the prison,then I would have being with you for the hunt and I don't have any body parts missing, so in place of you I would have been sacrificed by those cannibals; but by God's grace I am saved and in His goodness you O' King are also saved from the hands of those cannibals because of the lost thumb: so King humbly acknowledged counsel's word that," Whatever God does, He does it for the good." The king honored his counsel and thereafter lived a thankful & reverent life towards God.
How often we just as king live a short sighted, anxious, murmuring, resentful & unthankful lives but seldom do we know that the Lord our creator is in control of each and every situation of our life; He knows what is best for us and provides us according to the pleasure of His will in the fullness of His times & season’s; For Him all things are possible & when it seems no way for us, He is more then able to make a way for us in such a manner that when we come out of our trials, temptations, sicknesses & other human and spiritual situations, we will surely have the attitude that of counsel who had undoubting faith in the Lord that "Whatever God does, He does it for the good."
Friend's being children of most high God we are been promised that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Let our heart's be always thankful unto God with our faith and hope anchored in the word of God & the Lord Almighty himself.
Remember with God all things are possible! What seems to you hopeless and dead is just the beginning of revealing God's awesome power, glory and majesty in your life, which shall turn out to be a Christ exalting & glorifying witness to the world.
May God bless us with a trustful, humble & thankful heart acknowledging that, “The Lord is Good all the times, all the time God is Good." Amen.
L.S.P.M. gives all the glory, honor and praise to God alone through Christ Jesus our Lord for giving unto us His grace to write and share the article with His beloved children's.
N.B.:- Story adapted from Bro. Jhony Lever's testimony.