2 Samuel 22:31. “”As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.
A king didn’t believe in GOD’S kindness. He had a male servant who, under all circumstances always said to him: “My king, do not be discouraged because everything God does is perfect, and He makes no mistakes.”
One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king. The servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty from losing a finger.
Furious and without showing any gratitude, the king said; “If God was good, I would not have been attacked and lose one finger”.
The servant replied: “Despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good and everything He does is perfect; He is never wrong.”
Outraged by the response, the king ordered that the servant be imprisoned.
Later, the king left for another hunt and was captured by savages who used human
beings as sacrifice.
On the altar, the savages discovered that the king did not have one finger in place,
and released him because they considered him to “incomplete” to be offered to their gods.
On returning to his palace, the king authorised the release of his servant and told his servant: “My friend, God was really good to me. I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go.”
“However, I have a question,” the king added. “If God is so good, why did He allow me to put you in prison?”
The servant wisely replied: “My king, if I had gone with you, I would have been sacrificed because I have no missing finger.”
We often view things temporarily favorable to us as good and feel joy and happiness about them, while treating frustrations, failures, and painful experiences as bad, feeling sad about them, blaming and misunderstanding God. In fact, though God’s work sometimes is contrary to our conceptions on the outside, God’s will is usually hidden within the situations. It simply is that we cannot appreciate God’s good intentions before God reveals the consequences to us.
Don’t be afraid because GOD IS NEVER WRONG!!
‘Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.‘ (1 Thessalonians 5:18)