Re-Posted from "Meditations of a Charismatic Calvinist Who Does Not Speak in Tongues"
Now pressing this home to a person undergoing
great suffering may not be the best strategy. (I know you are
miserable now, but just think of how much better a person this is going
to make you.) But on sober reflection, this is a helpful perspective.
If we see the basic focus of our life as us and God as someone who is
there to make us happy, every problem and setback seems enormous. But
if we understand that we belong to Another (1 Corinthians 6:20; 2
Timothy 2:3,4) and our job is to carry out His purposes in this world
(Ephesians 2:10; 2 Corinthians 3:4-6), then we will look at our
difficulties with a different set of eyes. This will not take the pain
away when we are in a position where we feel we cannot take it anymore.
But in the long run it will help us see our troubles as part of the
plan of the One who controls all things (Ephesians 1:11).
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