“Sorrow is better than laughter, for a sad countenance is good for the heart.” – Ecc. 7:3″
We may have been praying endlessly, mourning about the losses in life. When there are ‘n’ number of opportunities, we get depressed when we miss the good ones. I have missed really good opportunities that when others see it is always a loss. And when I look back now, there were actually for my own good. Leaving the past behind can help us to stay more focused on the best that is yet to come.
Numbers 23:19 says God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?” If God were to do something, He would do it in the best way possible. What seemed good before may never be the same tomorrow. I am convinced now that what happens presently at the moment is for our own good and that whatever should happen will happen according to God’s perfect plan. When I see things in my own way, I see only a little. God sees even more than that and that is why He makes us rely on Him.
We don’t like the sad times taking over us like a flood. When we imagine our life being in a pathetic state, we try to come out of it using our own tools of happiness. A little sorrow in the beginning helps us to shape the way we think and corrects us as we walk along that path. God has never chosen not to see our sorrows. Instead, he waits for a good time to fulfill our promises at the right time and at the right place. Imagine if we were happy all the time and had a simple life, of what good would it be. A life to please God and to exalt Him is ultimately what God desires from us.