Ann Voskamp, in her book One Thousand Gifts, writes about how important it is for us to have God’s perspective concerning all the events in our lives: “Can it be that that which seems to oppose the will of God actually is used of Him to accomplish the will of God? That which seems evil only seems so because of perspective, the way the eyes see the shadow above the clouds, light never stops shining.” Amy Carmichael tackles this issue as well:
Mark 16.12 After that He appeared in another form.
John 16.23 And in that day you shall ask Me nothing.
“We always expect the Lord to come to us in a joy. Instead of that He sometimes appears in another form, He comes in a big disappointment.
“In the day that we see Him all will be clear. The mysteries which now perplex us will be illuminated. One day we shall see the glory to our glorious God and the good to all of us contained in the disappointment we cannot understand.
“So let us live as those who believe this to be true. Let us praise before we can see. Let us thank our Lord for trusting us to trust Him.” (Amy Carmichael)