The problem with things going our way,
is that we become even-more addicted to trying to make things go our way. Human-wisdom-dependent, not Jesus-dependent. Our human-wisdom has us convinced that it knows what's best for us, and we have grown to trust it. More than Jesus. Most of us live in denial of how-much more we trust our human-wisdom, than Jesus. Our human-wisdom HATES us being dependent on Jesus, because uncertainty is scary, unnerving, and our human-wisdom likes predictable, easy. Just like any atheist/secular.
So THANKing Jesus when things go our way seems like a good thing, but is it? We ASSUME we know what's best for us, when we THANK Him when things go our way. But when things go south, we don't THANK Him. Whyzat? Our human-wisdom has us convinced that we can tell what's thankable and what's not. Only Jesus knows what's best for us, and ALWAYS delivers what's best -- exactly what we need for now, in the way of circumstances. We don't know what tomorrow will bring, but for right now, things could NOT be better -- more perfect, according to His genius plan.
Suffering/hardship comes from our loving Savior Jesus, to retrain us in a much-better way of living -- dependent on Him, instead of our human-wisdom.
-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, who loves easy
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