I know he just posted it, but Jon Bloom’s reflection last Saturday on Jesus and the man born blind gets so much right it is worth reading again.
Let us be very careful in interpreting God’s purposes in suffering. The man born blind reminds us that our perceptions and God’s purposes can be very different, even opposite. If we are going to be skeptical, it’s best to be skeptical of our perceptions.
And he reminds us that when Jesus finally reveals the real purposes, we will find them more glorious than we ever dreamed, and his reward so overwhelming that there will be no trace of bitterness, only overflowing gratitude.
Jon Bloom, If We’re Going to be Skeptical, Be Skeptical of Our Perceptions, posted at DesiringGod.org, January 28, 2012.