Prayer- Lord, open our hearts and open our minds and help us learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,[a] who[b] have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
God does work for the good of those who love him, but this does not mean that everything that happens to us, (those who love him, ) will be good. The is evil in this world, and that can effect our lives. In the long haul, the full life, God can make even the evil that may touch us into something that can bring us closer to Him.
Does verses 29 and 30 mean that our lives are predestined? That we have no control or responsibly in our lives? Not really. God calls all of us, but not all will respond to the call. That is our choice. Only those who answer the call will be justified, and then glorified to eternal life with God.
Prayer- Lord, help us understand that even though things are not always fun or pleasant, all is done to bring us closer to you. We hear your call and want to be like you, we aim to be Your children. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.