If God works all things together for our good, then we must learn to look past the surface to see the hand of God working behind the scenes. It’s called faith.
We will either believe our eyes and our own interpretation of events, or we will believe what God’s Word says about what is happening in our lives.
If we only believe what we see on the surface of our lives, we will conclude God is either cruel or unkind, like someone who sees a doctor cutting into a patient, and concludes that the doctor is cruel. In reality, the doctor is doing a c-section to deliver the woman’s baby – an occasion of incredible joy. So though on the surface it appears the doctor is being cruel, he is actually being kind to the patient. In fact, if he didn’t do the surgery, he would be cruel to both mother and baby.