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All things happen to God’s people

Today I was watching a message by Pastor Toby Slough, who is at Cross Timbers Church in Texas. In his message, which was from Exodus 1 and 2 when Israel was enslaved, he shared the very popular verse Romans 8:28.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

He then proceeded to share a very powerful truth about that verse. If God works all things for good, then that means all things happen to God’s people. Watch the segment of his message about Romans 8:28 below. (the full message can be found at

This was a truth I needed to hear. I know God works in all things, and I know that God allows difficult things to happen. But often I still wonder why God allowed all that he did to happen in my life…or why after 2 1/2 years am I still struggling to recover financially from all that was done to me…or why I was made to suffer this way when it wasn’t my choice to begin with. I must admit that I’ve asked God why, when I was serving him, did he let so many bad things happen to me.

This explanation of Romans 8:28, and the truth that my circumstances are not an indication of God’s love and involvement in my life, was just what I needed to hear.



Father. Speaker. Teacher. Pastor. Author of 'Blurred Vision' and 'Enough'. World Traveler. Passionate about searching, knowing, teaching, and living the truth of God's Word. Living in awe of God's Grace.

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