One of my favorite scriptures is Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, who are the called, according to HIs purpose." The reason I love this verse so much is because over the years, I have witnessed this first hand. I've had ups and downs in my life. Hills and valleys, but through it all I've watched God take the good, bad, and the ugly and make it all work together for my good.
Some things I thought wer losses, I learned later were for my good. Some things I thought were gains, turned out to be not so good. When I wondered why God didn't let me have this or that, it was later that I learned, I really didn't know or understand what I had been asking for and it was God who prevented another disaster from taking place. So I've learned to trust and obey the Lord, even when I don't understand. In spite of the many heartaches and pains, I can truly say, that "It has all worked together for my good." Blessed be the name of the Lord.