For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.
Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
In the midst of trouble, we don't often see our trouble as something worthy of joy. However, it is often through those tough times that God is working behind the scenes to bring us closer to Him or to be an example to others in a way that an "easy" life can't.
What a prayer! I think it's easy to talk the talk but not as easy to walk the walk. To have the desire to have good judgement and knowledge as to apply it to our daily life is crucial to bringing others to realize their need for salvation. God will give us the words to say if we rely on Him.
Sometimes we question God's plan. We don't understand it and we can't see how it will work out for good. We need to have faith and trust in Him who created us for His purpose.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 2 Samuel 13:1-39, John 17:1-26, Psalm 119:81-96, Proverbs 16:6-7