“In the day of prosperity be happy, but in the day of adversity consider God has made the one as well as the other so that man will not discover anything that will be after him” (Ecclesiastes 7:14).
How often we are guilty of measuring the quality of our faith by present circumstances—if things are favorable then God must be happy with us; if things are unfavorable then God must not be pleased and has withdrawn his blessing. It reflects a very Americanized and self-absorbed perspective. The redemptive work that God is accomplishing in his created order is more than our finite minds could ever understand and, certainly, cannot be understood nor measured by whether or not you are having a good day. Such judgments and determinations must be checked by a more patient spirit of “wait and see.”