Let’s be honest. This verse often makes me angry. It is sometimes insulting. It is generally misused. Often quoted. And an excuse for many things.
I’ve heard this quoted by people who are in jail. I’ve heard it used at funerals. I’ve heard it in business failures.
This is the catch all verse for all times of trouble that God works through everything for good. I’m not denying that but let’s not use it to cover every deed.
Remember there are some stipulations: “those who love him”, “who have been called”, “according to his purpose”. This is a tough chapter in the Bible but a great chapter. I encourage you to meditate on it today.