"You have dealt well with Your servant,
O LORD, according to Your word."
There is a wonderful freedom that comes when we can say, "The Lord has dealt well with me." This doesn't mean that He has given us a life without trouble or pain. I know of no Christian who can say they have lived without struggles of some sort. And the Lord Jesus Himself said, "In this life you will have trouble". Recognizing that the Lord has dealt well with us goes far beyond our circumstances. It is a calm assurance that God is sovereign and gracious all at the same time. He never gives us more than He can handle. It is when our burdens are so great that we have nowhere else to go but to God that we begin to understand how dependable He is. And whether we come to the other side of our suffering still on this earth, or in Heaven, we can say with certainty, "Lord, You have dealt well with Your servant."