This verse gives me great hope that no matter what happens in this life, all who believe will be with God in heaven when we leave this earth. When tragedy strikes, when we get bad medical news, when loved ones get sick and pass away – it is natural to question why this is happening. This passage promises God works all things for the good of those who love him and have been called for His purpose.
Questions for further thought:
1. What has happened in your life that seemed like no good could come from it?
2. Looking back, can you identify the blessing that came from the situation?
Challenge: This can be a difficult truth to take in when we are in the midst of a tragedy or major life struggle. It is hard to imagine how something good could come from a loved one passing away too early, a possession taken away, or a major disappointment in life. We must remember God has an eternal perspective, and He acts with that in mind. Sometimes His way of healing someone is to give them the ultimate healing and take them to heaven. Or he may take that “perfect” job away because he has an even better one for you instead. Trust in Him even when it hurts or doesn’t make sense, because I promise it does to Him.
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