We often view things temporarily favorable to us as good and feel joy and happiness about them, while treating frustrations, failures, and painful experiences as bad, feeling sad about them, blaming and misunderstanding God. In fact, though God’s work sometimes is contrary to our conceptions on the outside, God’s will is usually hidden within the situations. It simply is that we cannot appreciate God’s good intentions before God reveals the consequences to us.
God says, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
Whatever God does, be it good or bad in our eyes, contains God’s good intention, and it is to change us. When we have experienced some pain, we will truly recognize that pain is a unique gift and the truest love God bestows upon us.
So, no matter what we encounter, we should calmly accept and obey God’s orchestration and arrangements. After many experiences, we will see all that God does is love and protection for us.