There is a verse in the book of Romans that many people know, even if they don’t know where it comes from. “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”(8:28) Facing a difficult time I’ve heard people say, “Oh, it will all work out for good.” I’ve always thought the statement comes more from wishful thinking than any real faith. For if we look at the whole verse there seems to be a condition on it. “Of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” This speaks of a relationship with the Living Lord. It is true that God is in control of all things, and not a sparrow falls without God’s notice. But for those who do know their Lord they can look beyond the present condition in trust of the truth of God’s love and care. It is possible to “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”(I Thessalonians 5:16-18) We face many hurts and hardships in life, but God is still present and He cares. Trust Him and He will see us through.