Allow me to state something that is very obvious. You are reading this from left to right. What might not be obvious is that, if it were written in Hebrew, you would be reading it from right to left. Books published in English are read from front to back. Books written in Hebrew are exactly the opposite–you read them from back to front.
I bring that up for a reason.
Thomas Watson, the old Puritan sage, once said that “Some providences of God, like Hebrew letters, are best understood backwards.” Many times in life we find ourselves not understanding why God has permitted us to be in a hard place or in difficult circumstances. But if you wait a few years, and then read your life backwards, you can often see His good purposes.