In this verse, “all things” is literally all things-the good, the bad and the ugly! Now, it does not mean that all things are from God. Some things, such as accidents, sicknesses, and broken relationships are not from Him. They are just part of the fallen world that we live in. What this verse does tell us is that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” That is our inheritance as children of God.
Do the people of the world have this inheritance? No. When bad things happen to them, they are what they are-bad things. But when bad things happen to the children of God, it does not end there. God can make those bad things work together for good.
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God is not behind anything bad or ugly. When those things happen, know that He can make all things work together for good.
Scripture References: 1 John 4:18-19; James 1:2-4