God Knows Best

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

We often feel very sad and lost even for the smallest things: “Why is my life this bad and his good?”, “Why would this happen to me?”, “I wish it was better than that.…” In short, we rebel and are dissatisfied with our lives at certain points. 

Let me tell you a story to illustrate what I mean.. There was an old man who made a living out of fieldwork with his horse. Once, his  horse ran away and the old man’s neighbors said: “Oh, what a pity that the old man’s horse ran away! How is he going to make a living man? How is he going to feed his family now?” All the neighbors were worried but the old man said: “Yes, I had a horse, and I made a living out of it, and it ran away. But, I don’t know if this is for the better or the worse. God knows best.” 

After four or five days, the horse that ran away brought with it an untamed mare. The neighbors all exclaimed: “Oh, this is so good that the old man’s horse returned, and moreover, it brought an untamed mare with it! He had one horse, now he has two!” The old man said: “Yes, I had one horse, now I have two. But, I do not know if this is for the better or the worse. God knows best.” As the mare was untamed, the old man’s son wanted to tame her. While trying to do so, the mare threw him over and he broke his leg. 

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