And we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose... ~ Romans 8:28 (Young's Literal)
When we say "God is in Control" how often do we mean "God is going to do this my way"?
Do we assume, because we have prayed about a situation, that God is going to do what we ask (what we tell) Him to do? How often are we tempted to say "If God was listening..." or even "If He really is God..."?
Do we sometimes think, "Well, I'm a good Christian so God should reward me and make this turn out the way I want it to."?
When we read that verse (Rom. 8:28) do we hear "for good" or do we hear "for the result we want"?
Did Christ want to die on the cross?
We read that in the garden of Gethsemane as Jesus prayed for "this cup" to be removed.
But He also prayed "Thy will be done." He trusted God enough to obey.
In obedience to the Father, Christ suffered but then He rose again, and that suffering created Salvation for believers.
I would say that was for good wouldn't you?
Is there something God is asking us to trust Him on today? Can we let Him have control?
Do we have the faith to obey and believe that He will use it for good?