Romans 8:28 (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.) is becoming more and more meaningful to me. I guess early in my Christian faith my idea of “good” was much different than it is today. So my idea of Him working all things together for good was much different, as well. As I’ve walked through valleys of suffering and seen unimaginable pain in the lives of those I love, I have seen how God has worked in a much deeper way and has worked good through the darkest of times. Not a Disneyland type of good, but a real, deep, purposeful and eternal good.

God does work in ALL these things for good. We can trust Him – even in the worst of times. -darla