There’s never a moment in all our lives, from the day we trusted Christ till the day we see Him, when God is not longing to bless us. At every moment, in every circumstance, God is doing us good. He never stops. It gives Him too much pleasure. God is not waiting to bless us after our troubles end. He is blessing us right now, in and through those troubles. At this exact moment, He is giving us what He thinks is good.
There, of course, is the rub. He gives us what He thinks is good, what He knows is good. We don’t always agree.
— Larry Crabb, Shattered Dreams, p. 1-2