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.
— Romans 8:28
A physician may prescribe some medicine for us. Previously, when we would take the prescription to a pharmacist, he would gather the various chemicals from his shelves and with mortar and pestle he’d begin to mix them together. Now the interesting thing is that not infrequently there might be found among those various ingredients things which, of themselves, would be quite deleterious to your health, if not in fact, fatal. For example, arsenic is found in many medicines and yet if you were to take it by itself it would kill you. But when all the ingredients in the prescription are mixed together, they provide something that is beneficial to your health and produces healing. So it is in our lives.
The Great Physician is at work in our lives, causing all things to work together for good for those who know Him and are called by Him. The root Greek word for “working all things together” is synergeo, from which we get the word synergy. Romans 8:28 speaks of God’s synergy.