Hezekiah replied to Isaiah, "Good. If God says so, it's good." Within himself he was thinking, "But surely nothing bad will happen in my lifetime. I'll enjoy peace and stability as long as I live." Isaiah 39:8 (MSG)
It is one thing to say "If God says so, it's good" when it's someone else who will suffer. It's another thing to utter a heartfelt "Good. If God says so, it's good" when you are the one facing the suffering. There is something that feels really selfish and shallow in Hezekiah's word and attitude.
And yet, am I that different?
God, help me be content to trust you in the face of difficulty and suffering. Give me compassion and help me to actively love those who suffer in ways I never will.