It’s a law of God that everything, absolutely everything, works together for good.
With a surface evaluation, this statement seems impossible. Too many horrible things happen in the world to claim that everything works together for good. Murders, wars, famines, hatred, disease, and death are not good, and possess not one iota of good in them. However, all the terrible things that happen in the mortal experience are not the final story for man. As Christian Science so beautifully explains, man is spiritual, immune and exempt from all evil.
Disease and death never touch God’s man. Murder never happens to a child of God. Lack is not an experience of spiritual existence. And spiritual existence is the only existence that counts in the Big Picture of Life.
The ideal of Life is not to attain some sort of perfect utopian existence on the matter plane. This is impossible. Nothing is ever perfect or infallible about so-called matter-existence. It’s a sham, a farce, a dreamland. Real life is in Spirit, in the realm of the eternal and invincible.
This is what Jesus Christ knew and understood. The crucifixion was a wrenching experience for Jesus to go through, but he did not fear it or even run from it. He understood life to be spiritual. He knew his life was not in the physical body to be crucified. It was out of the reach of his attackers. His understanding of this truth enabled him to triumph over the attack of his persecutors and walk out of the tomb alive three days later. The crucifixion, as unjust and torturous as it was, served to work out the greater purpose of good for Jesus to prove that life is spiritual and incapable of being destroyed.
We can learn to do the same.
When bad things happen, there is something good to come out of the experience. We can look beyond the physical, like Jesus did, to the spiritual reality, and rely upon that spiritual reality to triumph over whatever lie mortal mind is trying to push upon us. We can reject disease, lack and death, and demonstrate health, abundance and life.
Evil is never the final say. Good has the final say, for life is eternal, never subject to loss or lack.
Look for the good, find it and prove it. It is always present to be seen, understood and demonstrated.
Everything works together for good.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” Romans 8:28.