B. B. Warfield’s writes on Romans 8:28
The fundamental thought is the universal government of God. All that comes to you is under His controlling hand. The secondary thought is the favour of God to those that love Him. If He governs all, then nothing but good can befall those to whom He would do good.… Though we are too weak to help ourselves and too blind to ask for what we need, and can only groan in unformed longings, He is the author in us of these very longings…and He will so govern all things that we shall reap only good from all that befalls us.
Most don’t understand that this theologian spent thirty-nine years caring for his wife Anne who was injured on their honeymoon. Because of his constant care, he rarely left home for more than two hours at one time over four decades of love. ’
So his understanding of Romans 8:28 wasn’t written from some academic high tower but was also lived out every day of his adult life.
Read Randy Alcorn’s further comments here at “God’s Good Work.”