We do not know what is best for us! It is sometimes very much better for us to suffer loss and disappointment than to obtain wealth and prosperity!
How often our calamities are our preservatives! A lesser evil may ward off a greater one. Many a man might have soared into the clouds of folly if his wings had not been clipped by adversity.
Agur's prayer, "Give me neither poverty nor riches," was a wise one. But our Lord's is still better, "Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will."
"All these things shall be added unto you," and the measure of the addition shall be arranged by infallible wisdom. Temporal things shall come to you in such proportion as you yourself would desire them IF you were able to know all things, and to perform a judgment according to infinite wisdom. Would you not prefer a lot selected by the Lord to one chosen by yourself? You may joyfully sing with the Psalmist, "You shall choose my inheritance for me!"