As in life, so in the garden, whatever the weather something will always do well. We just have to be aware. We, once again have to look for it. Every year a particular corner of the garden will do really well. At the same time other plants that seemed so promising are no bigger than at the time of planting or sowing. Next year might see a complete reversal. You can't sow knowing that something WILL grow, you just have to keep sowing.
Grace is not something we can get used to because it can come at any moment quite unexpectedly. I love the verse in the Bible that speaks about 'grace upon grace'. It makes me think of a big box of chocolates where having finished one layer there is yet another. Or when travelling in North Wales you turn a corner thinking this is the best view in the world - when - around the next corner comes a view complete with 'gasp'!