Some people complain at what they find in this world. But, without contrasts, how could we distinguish between good and bad, beautiful and ugly, wise and foolish, right and wrong, light and darkness, hot and cold, life and death, etc. Sort of the whole yin-yang thing—it all has to have its counterpart and is meaningless without the other. In a world where you can hear, “I love you,” you can also hear, “I hate you.” In a world where you can feel a warm embrace, you can also feel a punch in the face.
And how can you develop character and “prove your mettle” without trials? If you were God, would you create a place where interesting and exciting things can happen (with great contrasts), or a place where only the same boring things can occur over and over? Personally, I like the difficulty and challenge of my existence in this universe of contrasts. Besides helping me to mature and prove my worth, it causes me to appreciate the positive and the good all the more. It also causes me to cherish and see how special life is—and how I want to take hold of the eternal life He offers.