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Sometimes the pain in our lives is so intense that we can barely breathe. It doesn't feel like we deserve the pain (and perhaps we don't), and it is unjust for God to allow us to walk through the darkness. One of the worst things that someone can say at that time is to quote Romans 8:28, so before those times come we need to decide whether or not God is all good all the time, and whether or not he works in all things for good.
Is God righteous? Is God just? Does God reward righteousness and punish wickedness? Does God reward righteousness and punish wickedness? I think when we get involved in the pains of life and things do not go in life as we think they should this becomes one of the fundamental questions that the Christian has to answer.
How do you measure your worth? Is your dignity based on what you do? And do you judge other people based on what they do, and not who they are? The sixth day of creation shows us that we are uniquely made in the image of God, and our worth, our dignity, does not come from what we do but who God has made us to be.