If I had MY way,
the way of my human-wisdom, I’d run things way differently than Jesus is running things. My life would be way easier, and so would everyone else’s. No suffering/harrrd. My human-wisdom does NOT like Jesus’ genius plan. My human-wisdom doesn’t CARE that suffering produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/Jesus-dependency. My human-wisdom HATES me trusting Jesus and His-wisdom, wants me trusting MY-wisdom.
And if human-wisdom had its way, grace would go to winners, not losers, failures. But what my human-wisdom doesn’t see, is that Dave would get NO grace. My human-wisdom sees me as a winner, not a [shudder] loser. My human-wisdom lives in denial of reality. My human-wisdom — like the human-wisdom of all humans, has a distorted sense of reality, so only a fool would trust my human-wisdom, or others’ human-wisdom. That would be DAVE, except when the Spirit of Jesus freshly convicts me of human-wisdom-reliance so I’m freshly clueless-I-know-what’s-best for me or others, convinced that Jesus DOES, so my eyes and thoughts are fixed on Him — curious and expectant to see what He does NEXT, in me, others, circumstances, so I freshly experience the other-worldly peace that is vastly superior to the circumstance-dependent peace experienced by human-wisdom-reliants. Ahhh.
Thank You, Jesus, that the nicest, kindest, most-helpful thing you ever do for us kids of Yours, is to freshly convict us of the sin to which we’re currently blind. Thank You for not giving us what our human-wisdom wants, but giving us what’s BEST for us. Thank You for knowing what’s best, and that we do NOT know what’s best. We believe this a little bit, but help our unbelief, and please forgive our unbelief. Thank You that grace is for sinners/failures, and that we QUALIFY for Your grace.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships
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