And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

Romans 8:28 (AMP)

Suggested reading: Romans 8:28-30

What an amazing promise from our Most High God! This verse does not say that all things are good, but that all things work together for good in our lives if we love God. If we love God and have become one of His children through faith in Jesus Christ, this promise applies to us. However, this promise does not apply to those who are not sincerely following His Son, Jesus, and obeying our Most High God. Loving God by accepting His gift of salvation and following Jesus as Lord—and obeying God—are requirements for this promise to be fulfilled.

If you have suffered emotional, mental, spiritual, or physical pain, you know how difficult it can be to believe that any of those traumatic situations can work together for good. It can seem impossible. However, with God all things are possible. We must believe His promises. His magnificent plans will come into being in His perfect timing.

Let God begin to heal your broken heart and spirit by embracing this and His other promises regardless of your present circumstances. God’s love—through His Son, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit—is more than enough to heal your heart and remove your emotional and spiritual pain. Then, He will use that past pain and trauma for good in your life and the lives of others.