What You Meant for Evil, God Meant for Good EGP Blog post from October 10, 2012

Romans 8:28 (NASB)

And we know that God° causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 One early ms reads all things work together for good

In the trenches of life, this verse often comes up. Sometimes it offers comfort, other times it just begs the question, “HOW?!?” You plead for God to intervene in the way only He can, but things continue to crumble around you.

Psalm 55:17–18 (NLT)

[17] Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice. [18] He rescues me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me, even though many still oppose me.

Remember that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” May we face those adversaries and boldly say, “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good.”

Romans 16:20 (NLT)

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Key verses

Ephesians 6:12; Genesis 50:20; Psalm 18:16–19