And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32
A Woman is sexually abused by her father for 15 years. While she had excepted Christ into her live when she was a child, the abuse did not stop. This was heartbreaking for her because the person doing it was her father. Her own flesh and blood. The man that was supposed to nurture her and show her how another man is supposed to treat her. She would dread her father coming home and always tried to be asleep when he walked through the doors so that he would pass by her room. Most of the time that did not happen he did it anyway. She tried to tell her mom but her mom did nothing about what she was telling her, She did not really believe her for that matter. She often prayed to God to deliver her from what she was going through but he did not. Eventually she grew up and moved out of the house and that is when the abuse stopped.
Going through life she had a lot of issues that needed to be sorted out, from anger, people pleasing, to complaining and so on. Her past left her in the sense of her being touched and abused but all that it left behind was still there.
This woman today has a world wide ministry, she travels all over the world helping people with the same issues she had and more, she is known for her books and teachings on your thoughts and how to enjoy everyday life in the midst of the storm she is Joyce Meyer and she is a powerful speaker and she knows and lives by the word of God. The scripture Romans 8:28, and Romans 8:31-32 is an true example her story. God worked all that she went through out for her good. No he did not deliver her from it but as she stated numerous of times, that he gave her the strength to endure it, and she now is doing what she does not because of it. She said she can't imagine what her life would have been like if she had not gone through that because it has made her the woman she is today!
If we can only be the same way with our situation. I know someone right now is going through something that seems really bad, that you just want to get out of it. I know I have been there and is there right now. I want something I am going through right now to just disappear! But I have this scripture in mind. My heart has been filled with joy in the midst of the storm, it has been filled with hope because I stand on that scripture. All things work together for the good. If you are a child of God know that what you are going through is going to work together for your good. God is for us! And if he gave up his son for YOU then all the other things that our heart desire that is according to his will he will freely give to us!
If he gave his son for you, he freely gave you peace, joy, love, patience, long suffering all those things! I know some of them are not some we want but if he gave them to us they are for our benefit.