“God nowhere undertakes to gratify our every whim and desire – only those [desires] that are according to His will and in our best interests. That is the reason that at times He seems unsympathetic towards something we think is good… When God withholds some desired blessing, it is only because He desires to bestow something He knows is better.”
There is a great need among Christians, particularly in the affluent West, to patiently endure even when we are disappointed. Moses kept going through extreme difficulties because “he endured as seeing Him who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27). Spiritual vision is everything! It puts the whole of life into perspective and helps us place value on the things that really count, including our discipline. Tomorrow we will look at God’s discipline in order to understand its value.
J. Oswald Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Discovery House, 2000, page 98.
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