“For we know that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord, to those who are called according to his purpose.”
This verse does not say all things are good; we know many things are not good: cancer causes deaths of individuals from infancy to old age, divorce has caused many children to be robbed of two loving parents, wars have caused the deaths of many brave soldiers. And with all the evils Satan stands by and claps with glee!
Though all things are not good, God can take some things which in themselves are bad and combine them with another element and make something good. One example is table salt, which is said to be made of sodium and chloride. Alone each is poison, but mixed together the two chemicals become table salt, and a pinch added to our foods adds flavor.
Some circumstances my family is enduring the past several months has its disadvantages and currently appear bad; my house has not been in livable condition during many month; our fam moved from one place to another so many times I don’t know remember the number of times, I am not being able to attend Bible study and church, and I see no end of our lives as evacuees .
I have really studied this passage of scripture; but God did say all things and not some things work together for good to those who love the Lord. And I do love Him and believe in my limited condition am serving Him; so I know based on His faithfulness in the past He will bring some good out of my circumstances.
Heavenly Father, I know there are some imperfections in my life and I believe before calling me home You are pruning away some stray branches in my life. And if the purpose is to help me become more Jesus, please continue giving me grace to be pruned.