Every sick person is faced with the problem of the meaning of things.... "What is God saying to me through this?" is their constant question. That is the meaning of things. It is to ask myself what God is saying through that star that I am looking at, through this friend who is speaking to me, through this difficulty that is holding me up, or through this trouble that befalls me. Once awake to this way of thinking, one discovers the true savor of life. Everything becomes throbbing with interest.
Paul Tournier (1898-1986)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 (NIV)