One of the women in our church once gave me her own paraphrase of Romans 8:28. She said, “For those who love God, everything is good in the end, and if it’s not good, it’s not the end.” I love those words. But there are words to be added. Even the things we may go through now, which seem not to be good, will one day be evaluated in a new light. One day, we will bless God for the sufferings of the present hour, for those sufferings are necessary for our long term good.