“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him; who have been called according to His purpose.”=Romans 8:28
When we first read this verse, it is clear that there are two qualifiers: Loving God and Being Called according to His purpose. But the good news is that: Those who love God ARE called according to His purpose.
So lets look at one example. A wife takes care of her sick husband for years. The tasks are difficult and exhausting, but she is happy to do them because she loves him. She is his wife and his 24/7 caretaker. But despite her loving care, he dies anyway. She is overcome with grief. What good can come out of that?
She takes some time to grieve and then goes on to help many other widows not only grieve, but come out of their grief. She goes on to help many turn to Jesus. She helps many other caretakers learn not only how to navigate the difficult challenges they face, but also how to rest in the Lord. She volunteers at church. And she finds a new kind of joy and peace in her heart, the kind of joy and peace that only God can give :).
Bad things happen to good people. This is earth-not Heaven.
But we know that we can trust God, even when bad things happen, because “in all things God works for the good for those who love Him”
Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!