I really like this quote from CS Lewis', The Horse and His Boy. Shasta was complaining that he was the most unfortunate boy to ever live, and Aslan, a picture of God in this allegory, is explaining to him how he has been very very fortunate after all. I like this quote because it's simple but profound and it helps me in a fun way to remember the bigger picture. "And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to his purpose for them." Rom 8:28
Aslan, speaking to Shasta: "I was the lion who forced you to join with Aravis. I was the cat who comforted you among the houses of the dead. I was the lion who drove the jackals from you while you slept. I was the lion who gave the Horses the new strength of fear for the last mile so that you should reach King Lune in time. And I was the lion you do not remember who pushed the boat in which you lay, a child near death, so that it came to shore where a man sat, wakeful at midnight to receive you."
Shasta: "Then it was you who wounded Aravis?"
Aslan: "It was I."
Shasta: "But what for?"
Aslan: "Child, I am telling you your story, not hers. I tell no one any story but his own."