About my seventh grade year I began to get involved with our Church's youth group. By then I had nearly forgotten that God had saved me from my sins, and was focused mostly upon myself.

From when I was saved up to this point, I had always gone to church and studied the Bible. I felt that the world was empty and that life was hopelessness, because I thought of life as meaningless, and most people as dispicable. I saw that the world was evil, and subconciously condemned everyone.

For some reason (God intervened), my desire to study the Bible grew. I realized that my life was not hopeless or meaningless. I stumbled upon the theme one finds in Romans 8:28:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who are called according to His purpose."

Goodness is from God. He forgives His people, and sets them to do tasks that allow good to come to them. What good things are those? I'm still working on that... it seems there's no limit.