Only the desperate are needy ENOUGH to crave
reminders of His total sovereign reign over everyone and everything. When I have EASY circumstances I am not so desperate to be reminded throughout my day, about the sovereignty of Jesus. I don’t really need a SovereignShepherdJesus, when I have easy circumstances. “I can handle this.” Easy has NEVER done anything for my Jesus-dependency.
When desperate, I don’t have the luxury of feeling ALONE, up to DAVE. That’s when I need something MORE than a good devotional life: I need MUCH-stronger medicine. SovereignShepherdJesus reigns. I’m not MY problem, but His. And when I THANK Him for the harrrd in my life, I’m reminded that He’s in charge, not Dave. That He’s executing His genius plan. And that helps me be curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT in me, others, circumstances. Ahhh.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, whose flesh wishes he weren’t so desperately needy at times
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