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. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. – Romans 8:28-30
Even in the worst of times – God is working.
In spite of horrible situations – God is working.
Even though that person at work is hard to get along with – God is working.
Finances are tight…seemingly impossible – God is working.
Ministry is not clicking like it once was – God is working.
Church is “in decline” – God is working?
The election didn’t go your way (which can seem like God’s way to us) – God is working.
The bill didn’t get paid – God is working.
The illness didn’t go away – God is working.
Remember, the working of God is not contingent on how things feel or if the world seems to be working overtime to knock you down. God is working and no one can stop the work He decides to engage himself in. So we trust His way is best in His good time and have hope because, “God is working!”