And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28
That verse and the thought of it is has been with me. Sometimes bad things happen to good people and I don’t think that God fore ordains those bad things. I think they just happen, just like rain falls on everyone whether good or bad. When things happen in my life that I think are bad I tend to blame myself. That’s one of my character defects. Lately I’ve been thinking more and more of this verse when adverse events come and they do. Just today our son called to say that his car had “conked out.” It’s only a couple of days before Christmas and we’re looking at over three hundred dollars to put a new starter in the car. Last night my sister was due to arrive from out of town to celebrate her 50th birthday, but the weather didn’t cooperate and her flight was cancelled. Naturally, we were all discouraged, but in this too I need to look for something good to happen out of this.
Much of my life I’ve spent walking around under a gray cloud when in fact I should be looking for something good to happen. It really all depends on how I look at a situation. My tendency is to be negative rather than positive.