My first reaction was to be disappointed, upset, angry, and question why.
But then I remembered something I heard the other day:
"If something doesn't work out then it's because something even better is coming."
Wow, that's powerful!
Think about it...
What do we mortal human beings really know?
We think something is right for us--but only G-d really knows what the future will bring.
Perhaps with this or that thing that we think we so want, instead of joy and fulfillment, it's really just heartache or disaster in the waiting.
My father used to say and was so right about it:
"Better to cry now then to cry later."
G-d loves us and has our best interests at heart--He saves us and has something better in store for us.
My father also taught me:
"What can any man do to us when we have faith in G-d."
And he really lived that way!
He never worried about what any person or event could do to him--faith always protected him and even when he was sick and was dying, and I asked how he was, he told me:
"I have no pain."
And I could see truly with his deep faith in the Almighty, he really did not feel any pain--it was amazing and miraculous!
Like my dear father, when I remember that G-d has the whole world in Hands, and He watches over us then my heart is uplifted and all I want to do is sing His praises, and that is what I will do. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)