We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
This verse is sometimes a comfort to believers when they are going through difficult times.
Would it apply to our present crisis?
“All things” is pretty comprehensive. Another way of saying that would be anything and everything that happens.
Note it does not say that all things are good in their nature. Perhaps the sense is God can cause good can come out of anything that happens, no matter how bad it is.
For example, the crucifixion of Jesus was the most evil thing that ever happened. It was a sinful act. A moment so dark the sun quit shining for a time. But God allowed it to happen and in the end it was the greatest most wonderful thing that ever happened! It was our salvation from sin!
We should clarify something. We are not suggesting God causes all things to happen. Maybe He sends, maybe He allows, but whatever happens (all things) are within the realm of His will or else they would not happen.
Sometimes we can only see the good in hindsight, maybe years later. Joseph was sold into slavery and his brothers lied to their father telling Jacob His son was dead. Later Genesis 50:20 “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
That why Romans 8:28 is important to us. It is a clear promise from God that God can use even the worst events and circumstances for His glory. It is one reason why we should not lose heart!
Question for the day: What good could possibly come out of the Conoravirus Pandemic? Please share your thoughts! Let’s see how long of a list we can come up with.