I create the light and make the darkness. I send good times and bad times. I, the LORD, am the one who does these things.
God creates both times where we prosper and times where we are tried. When our lives are prosperous we should praise God with thanksgiving and by being generous to others. When we face hard times we should not be crushed, but we should ask God what he wants us to learn. In all situations God should be praised and be at the center of our lives.