The alarm of crisis goes off and it registers, yet we all too easily hit the snooze bar for another 9 minutes of sleep.
He wants our hearts, friends, our soft, pliable, clay-like hearts in his hands, where he can mold them, by the power of the Word and the Spirit, into vessels of his liking, for his purposes, for our good and his glory.
Given time and patient trust, faith in the Word of God leads to the indelible, life changing experience of the faithfulness of God to the promise of his Word.
In the end, God does not offer any technical explanation for the presence of evil and suffering. Instead, he offers up himself.
Pursuing the will of God will not mean smooth sailing. It does not mean life will get easier. It will be better, but likely harder.
The only thing more daunting in answering an assignment from God is the thought of going at it alone.
Maybe the pattern is being interrupted in a way that just might create the space wherein we might be awakened to God's plan like we have never known it before.
God knows our hearts will not rest until they rest in him; hence his mission is to deliver us from our every unholy attachment, broken inclination, and involuntary bondage to worship false gods.
What if God is looking for people who have been broken enough by life and mended enough by mercy that they know they can do nothing apart from Jesus?
God desires and delights to be with us in a comprehensive fashion, not as a peripheral help.