The masterpiece verses are here today. They have brought comfort to every Christian in every generation since they were written.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.” (Romans 8 v 28-30)
Everything of our life, what happens to us, what we have done, the hurts and difficulties are not outside of the gaze of God. Neither is it outside of the control of Him. We may not realise this side of heaven exactly how this works for the good. But the promise is that God is filtering everything and using it for His purposes.
More than this, He is in control of our future also. Predestined, called, justified and glorified. It shows us that God controls our eternity. He knows. Therefore no one can say they have worked enough to get the qualification to get there. He has sorted it all.
So whether in the present or in the future God is in control of your life. Nothing happens outside of His control. He holds you.
That is the comfort we need today.