‘“Now, reflect back from this day: Before one stone was placed on another in the Lord ’s temple, what state were you in? When someone came to a grain heap of 20 measures, it only amounted to 10; when one came to the winepress to dip 50 measures from the vat, it only amounted to 20. I struck you — all the work of your hands — with blight, mildew, and hail, but you didn’t turn to Me” — this is the Lord ’s declaration. ‘
This is just another example where the Lord is telling His people, and by extension, us, that He wants to do great things for us, but we do not always listen. I wonder how many times I have looked on what I would call lousy luck and not seen the Lord trying to turn me back to Him??
I guess this is what Paul means when he says that All things happen for the good of those who love the Lord and are called unto His purpose. Even bad things, in many cases are there to bring us back to Him.