Suffering is God’s tool to expose our false belief, and the mess is intended to drive us back to the only sure hope we can have.
God will often walk us through paths that deliberately confront our attachments and prejudices and fears and aversions standing like roadblocks in our relationship to him.
THIS is why I love Gary Thomas.
It’s a sure reminder why today, for the first time in my life, I welcome the mess. I welcome the suffering. It’s where I hang my hope. The sooner we all learn it, not the easier it will all be, but a better understanding of the God we serve is sure to follow.
I’m learning to despise a life of complacency and comfort. The enemy thrives on such people. Are you comfortable? In your opinion, is life perfect? If so, you better hit your knees. Rest assured that God’s love for you will far outweigh your comfort. How will you respond?
Continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.