and credit God for the good ones? This produces fear and instability in believers, in my experience. Is God sovereign over everything, or not? We give Satan waaay too much credit/power/glory, by attributing hardship, adversity, suffering, to him. The problem is never with our circumstances, but always with the way Satan tempts us to view our circumstances: fearfully, as though there is a battle going on between good and evil and if we don’t pray hard enough, evil will win. Or. Peacefully, thankfully, believing that God is carefully working out His sovereign and perfect plan for our lives, working all things together for the good of us kids of His. Suffering produces perseverance, then character, then hope/faith/dependency. Suffering is painful, but good painful. Especially for us spiritually-learning-disabled believers.
–ShepherdDave, who thinks he knows what’s best for himself and those he loves, but needs prayer for more-dependent moments as DumbSheepDave, following his ShepherdJesus, so the pre-believers around him will want this peaceful dependency too (please pray now)
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