Remember this as well that Romans 8:28 is much more about "those who love the Lord" collectively as His Body, the Church than it is individually and personally. My sufferings may very well be because the Lord knows that they can be used to bring another soul to Him or turn a life around to make another disciple of His and for that reason I can know He is working for good in the bigger and greater picture and I can count it all joy (James 1: 2 - 4).
Check out the words (and when you get a chance the beautiful music) of this song entitled, "Blessings"!
When I heard this song this morning, my thoughts immediately went to a message I teach occasionally with the thesis that God's grace, because of Who He Is, is every bit as evident in what He gives, brings or allows for us to have (blessings and burdens) as well as in what He lovingly, and always rightly, withholds as He always knows what's best and wants the best for us, even if it is not what we think it ought to be. As such, if we will seek Him and listen, He is always about teaching, maturing and preparing us for His service, burdens and blessings for His Glory, Church and Kingdom and for the sake and name of Christ!
Powerful song and I hope you are blessed by it! Have a great day and God bless in Christ!
We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love is way too much to give us lesser things
'Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if the thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt your goodness, we doubt your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
As long as we have faith to believe
When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
What if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise