This morning I read this:
"Jesus seemed to think backward about everything. "You are blessed when you're at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule." Every New Testament writer echoes Jesus' words. All of them tell us that we can rejoice in our most difficult moments because Jesus will be working things out in those seasons that we would never let him touch when all is well. He didn't tell us to rejoice for the bad times, but in them because he would convert our pain into his glory. The truth is we only grow in trust at moments of extremity. If we can do it ourselves, we will! If we're sure we can fix things we won't listen for him. If we have enough money, time, energy, talent--or know others who do--we'll try that first.
If our freedom to trust God hinges on our ability to get everything right then we are back to trusting ourselves."
Something to think about today...
Taken from "He Loves Me! Learning to live in the Father's Affection" by Wayne Jacobsen pg 168