Romans 8:28 – What could it really mean?

I love Romans chapter 8.  It is hands down one of the most uplifting and encouraging passages of scripture one could read.  In it one reads about the exhortation to be spiritually minded, the encouragement that we are sons of God through the Spirit and the Holy Spirit’s help in times of suffering.  We also learn that the Spirit helps in our weakness and nothing can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!  What a chapter! But there is one verse that I think often gets misunderstood and that is verse 28 which reads: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. What could this really mean?  I can tell you my thoughts on this by first saying what I don’t think it means.  I don’t think it means that if