My response: That's the story of everyones life.
That's life. I tend to try to keep a check and balance thing going, finding some contentment if the "good things" side of the scale outweighs the "bad." But that's not how life works. And it's certainly not how my God intends me to view it. Life is always good stuff and hard stuff going on simultaneously.
My perception of the bad is often what He intends for good.
I can't shake the words of Paul, in the book of Philippians where he says,
for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (4:11-13)Contentment is not easily attained. Especially in today's society, even among believers.
We sing a song at church...Count Your Blessings. Count your blessings, name them one by one...count your many blessings see what God has done. Even in the hard stuff of life, there is blessing from Him to be found. Sometimes we just need to look at it through His perspective.