Have you ever heard that the Bible says that “money is the root of all evil?” Well it doesn’t. Take a closer look and you’ll see that it says “the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil.” Jonah was swallowed by a big fish; it never says a whale. And Eve ate the forbidden fruit; it never says an apple. Likewise, God does not guarantee that “all things just work together for good.” Do you think for people in hell things have worked out for their good? He declares that all things work together for good “for those that love God and are called according to His purpose.” This is a significantly different meaning. In other words, things most certainly work out good for you if – and this is a big IF – you are a follower of Christ, willing to trust in His plan, willing to trust in His will, and to seek to fulfill His will, under those conditions, all things do work together for good!
No matter what kind of difficulties you face, whether it’s rejection by man, suffering and pain, disappointment and hurt, God can bring good out of any situation, whether it’s from evil we cause ourselves or evil that is thrust upon us. If you choose to trust God, He can bring good out of the darkest, most dismal place. Why don’t you start looking for the good that God wants to bring? This is what God’s Word means when He talks about things working out for good.