Look again at Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. These times are not options, but occurences in life. We do not get to choose when or how they happen. ".. a time to give birth and a time to die ..." (v.2.), for example.
How, then, should we respond to these variations (ups and downs) in life in terms of them not being fully in our control but in the hands of God?
Anyone care to post their thoughts??