Has something happened as you wanted, be grateful; if not, don’t be sad for nothing is eternal here and all things are temporal in this world. One care alone you are to have, don’t be a stranger to God and to His most holy grace.
Don’t be sad if something in this world happens and it is not according to your wish. It is impossible that all happen according to your mind and will, for not all your wishes are good and not all their fulfilment would be helpful. Has something happened according to your will – ok; it didn’t – leave it to God’s will. Has something happened as you wanted, be grateful; if not, don’t be sad for nothing is eternal here and all things are temporal in this world. One care alone you are to have, don’t be a stranger to God and to His most holy grace.
Don’t crave that all your wishes come true and that always be according to your will – this it is not in man’s power, but it is in God’s power. What you want is different than what God wants, and His thoughts are different from yours, not being able to know and understand the divine thoughts. This is why it is not right to be sad for the unfulfilled wishes, but it is right to leave them in God’s will. ‘Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken’ (Psalm 55:22).
Don’t be impatient and wish that all come true at once according to your will. Much better would be to pray to God and peace and patience, leaving all to His will. Don’t ask that all your wishes come true at once – not every wish is good nor every fulfilment is useful. You can learn which of your desire are according God’s will through a long waiting and diligent prayer. If it is according God’s will, he will fulfil it at once, but if it is not according to His Holy will, God will stop it and keep it unfulfilled for your own good, doing this by the economy of His good will. Thus you, either God gives you or not, receive all with joy and humbleness.
Don’t crave to something with insensibility and no patience, but all do with moderation. Everything is more useful and reasoning when it is reached with wisdom and patience. If all came true at once according to your will, you would never be able to reach the knowledge of your limitations, you would never gain something for the good of your soul, but everything you would do against this profit.
This is why, All-seeing God, sparing, taking of one’s profit, and having mercy to his creature doesn’t give you always according to your will, but very against, for your instruction that you, renewing the knowledge of your weakness, wouldn’t have a weak soul, but one that it is humble and filled with patience and meekness.
God, as a true Healer, to heal our soul, often fulfils the opposite of our wills for us to become sad and search the eternal salvation into Him – our Lord and God. This sadness and gloom is just for a short time and that consolation is for eternity. What gain you had, if all your wished would come true, and you would make angry God all time? What was you gain, if all your wishes would come true and would remain entirely a stranger for God’s grace? Truly nothing.
Insofar as you will suffer with gratefulness the trials send to you by God not fulfilling your wished, you will receive with consolation later on, because it is written: ‘When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy’ (Psalm 93:19).
Thus, don’t fill yourself with bitterness for a pain like this left by God, but receive gratefully this healing prescribed to your soul. It is better to suffer here a small pain to be sad eternally, for it is better suffer here that in the other world. Lamentable and deplorable is the one that even that he is mainly wrong doing, he craves that all become true as he wishes. You should know that in the next life he will suffer against his will.
God, having mercy, sparing His creature and wanting for us what it is best, send us often pain and trouble. ‘In this world you will have trouble’ (John 16:33), says the Lord. He wants that we not drawn in the earthly pleasure, but to suffer troubles in order to rise with zeal and courage to Him and there become worthy of the eternal joy and happiness.
(Translated from marturieathonita.ro/implinirea-tuturor-dorintelor)