I think many of us misunderstand Romans 8:28, which says that all things work together for good to them that love God & are called according to His purpose. We misunderstand it to mean that all the bad things that come our way have been ALLOWED by God to come our way for a reason (either to test our faith, or help us grow in one area or another), when what the passage of scripture is ACTUALLY saying is that even if bad things come our way/happen to us, God can take them & use them for good in your life, basically “slapping” the devil in the face, coz what he’d planned for evil, God has taken & used for your good. I believe it is wrong of us to conclude that God is the source of sickness, accidents, etc. That is not consistent with what He has revealed in His Word about His nature (love) & His will for us.
That is not to say that everything that doesn’t go as planned/desired in our lives is from the devil. I strongly believe that part of it is as a result of inadequate understanding of God’s Word. We shouldn’t be too quick to attribute those things that don’t work out in our lives to “the will of God.” We then end up settling for things we need not settle for, or attribute to God things that have nothing to do with Him (accidents, sickness, etc).
I John 4:8 NKJV
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 AMP
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up…
Hosea 4:6 NKJV
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…
John 8:32 NKJV
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
John 14:6 NKJV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
John 3:16 NLT
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 17:3 NKJV
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Proverbs 4:5-8, 20-23 NKJV
Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.