Romans 8:28 is one of the most popular verses in the Bible, but to really understand it, we must put it in the context of Romans 8:28-30. All things do work together for the good for the Christian. Why? Because God predestinated us to be conformed to the image of the Son of God. God is the potter and we are the clay. All believers have a carnal soul that will need a continual or progressive sanctification for the rest of our lives. Our spirits are justified and in right relationship with God, but our souls still need some work. All things are not good, but all things work together for the good, making us more like Jesus.