Summary of passage: God works for the good of all Christians.
3) Ultimately, the ability to be with God in His presence forever. The good is justification, sanctification, and glorification. We are conformed to the likeness of Jesus who also intercedes for us. He gives us all things. He loves us and grants us eternal life with Him.
4a) God works for the good of all Christians who have a God-given purpose. Everything that happens to us has a reason for it even if we can’t see it. And it’s for our good.
b) Personal Question. My answer: “Lord, I know this suffering is for my good. Help me to see that as I struggle to overcome it. Help me to put this in your hands and to trust in your purpose in all things.”
5) Personal Question. My answer: God is good. God is in control. God loves me. God wants me to succeed. I can put all my pressure, worries, and burdens on God’s shoulders. I can live the life God wants me to live because of His grace.
Conclusions: One of the most often quoted verses in the Bible. It’s fitting we spend a whole day meditating on it. Can you imagine if we could internalize this in every aspect of our lives what peace we’d have?
End Notes: Even the difficulties in life are used for God’s overall plan for good. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. This verse should be read along with the next two paragraphs as people often think only good things are supposed to happen to us. Paul says all things together. For those who love Him and trust Him and He will manage the rest.
This is one of my favorite songs which prominently features this verse. Enjoy!!