Scripture for the day is Ecclesiastes 11:8-10

Even those who live many years should rejoice in them all; yet let them remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.

Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart and the desire of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

10 Banish anxiety from your mind, and put away pain from your body; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I don’t know why I am always surprised by suffering. Both your Word and common sense tell me that, even in good times, it is always on the way. Don’t let the dark times darken my heart, but rather let them teach me wisdom. Amen.