Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 reminds us to, “Consider what God has done: Who can straighten
what He has made crooked?
When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.”
In this passage of text, the English word consider was translated from the Hebrew word sekal (sek-al’) which means to contemplate. So effectively, Solomon’s wisdom nugget is encouraging us to meditate or to look thoughtfully with continued attention to the fact that we cannot arrange events according to our wishes or expectations; therefore not only is placid (peaceful) acquiescence (consent) a necessary duty, but the wise man and woman will never forget that on their best days they still need God as desperately as they did on their worst days!
I pray the word of encouragement reaches you in good spirits because even if things are bad for you right now, God is still working to bring out the good for His glory and your sanity!
If this message blessed you today, please share it with someone and remember your greatest blessing is always in front of you and never behind you, so be blessed on purpose and be strong!