On the flyleaf of my Bible I’ve written the follow words by Dr Francis Asbury:
Whether health, life or death, good is the will of the Lord: I will trust Him; yea, and will praise Him: He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever; Glory! Glory! Glory!
We unjustly judge God based on our circumstances. When something “good” happens, we thank Him, but when something that strikes against our sinful flesh occurs, we give credit to the Devil.
We are quick to accept from His hand those things which seem sweetly delightful to our senses us at the moment. We shrink from those things which at the moment appear difficult, painful, sorrowful, or unpleasant.
The Scriptures never promise us that life will be easy or fun. In fact, Christians are warned by Jesus to expect of tribulations as long as we live in this world (John 16:33). But for those who are the called according to His purpose and love God, we know that bad and good, sour and sweet, difficult and joyful, are all being divinely worked together for good in us.
No matter our faulty perceptions, God’s workings are always good and a reason to praise Him.
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).