The Word of God exhort us in 1 Tessalonians 5:18 to give thanks all the time. And we really should do that. Like Romans 8:38 says, all things work for the good of those who love God.
The things we thought were going to destroy our lives are the ones that become the greatest blessing.
Is not until we are left to our circumstances that we realize the immutable presence of God.
And we could say that when Jesus was left “alone” on the cross was when He really felt what is to be far from God, and was also when He realized who is God for all human being.
It is not until we have been left alone that we realize that God is enough. And then we experience firsthand all that the Word of God says about God: that He is our provider, our sheperd, our refuge and strength, our light and salvation and many things more.
And we realize that He really fills all and that there is nothing in this world that satisfies the soul like He does. Then, we can say like Solomon said “everything is vanity of vanities” (Ecclesiastes 12:8), and like Paul said “I have learned to be content on any situation” and “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. (Philippians 4:11, 1:21).
And we come to understand that even when we are separated from everybody and everything, there is something that could never be taken from us: the love of God in Christ Jesus. Because God will always be faithful even when we have been unfaithful, and will never leave us or forsake us.
Finally, successes and failures dissappear because we realize that it’s all about Him. And that is why Mary, the sister of Lazarus, never wanted to be taken away from the feet of Jesus, because she realized that everything was there and that there was nothing else to look for.
Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:33-36 ESV)