Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we have seen trouble. Psalm 90:15
Our lives are a constant evolving of bad to good, good to bad, and everything in between. I’ve never considered the concept that God would even out the two basic ones. I don’t think He does, but it’s interesting that the Psalmist asks Him to. Do you keep score?
A friend recently confided to me some troubles with her job. After hearing her out—she spoke of good things, as well as bad—I advised that she should make a list of all the pros and cons of her job. I also told her to go a step further, taking the best ones, and for each really good thing, eliminate one of the really bad things. I gave her this advice so she would look more at the good than the bad.
I find I do this with my life—I have actually made lists at times—and it helps me to see that in the overall scheme of things, my life has been, and still is, filled with much more good than bad. I very often come to the conclusion that the good does more than outweigh the bad; it eliminates it.
More and more, I am beginning to realize—to coin a popular phrase—it’s all good. For as it says in Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.
There will be trials and troubles in our lives, but the blessings God pours out on us will wash them away.