If God does not give His people what they ask for – it is because He knows they do not need it, and that it is not for their good.
— Matthew Henry
Just as the telescope and microscope show us that there is order and design in all the works of God’s hand, from the greatest planet down to the least insect, so does the Bible teach us that there is wisdom, order and design in all the events of our daily life. There is no such thing as “chance”, “luck”, or “accident” in the Christian journey through this world. All is arranged and appointed by God: and all things are “working together” for the believer’s good.
— J. C. Ryle