But there’s only one place to FIND easy: in dependence on Jesus. INdependence, feeling alone, UP TO ME, is harrrrd, because the pressure to achieve — perform with excellence, prove yourself worthy, never ceases. Miserable existence.
Big difference between EASY circumstances, and an EASY life. I ain’t promisin EASY circumstances. As a human you’ve bought into the notion from other humans, that EASY circumstances will produce an EASY life. And so you’ve been intensely working all your life, to create EASY circumstances, and you have failed, because you cannot control your circumstances, even though you get a gold star for having tried soooo hard for soooo long.
You won’t find EASY in this world, apart from Jesus-dependency. If your life ain’t EASY, it’s because you are NOT Jesus-dependent. Jesus is not EVERYthing to you because you’re so self-absorbed, so consumed with engineering EASY circumstances. In fact, Jesus is downright unsatisfying to you.
“Wait, Dave, are you saying I can experience EASY in the midst of harrrd circumstances — even in the midst of suffering?” Yes I am. But it’s not up to you. Up to Jesus and His Spirit. But you CAN confess your unbelief/INdependence, dissatisfaction with Him and what He offers. And you can THANK Him for your harrrd circumstances, so you’re reminded that He is in charge. Being curious/expectant to see what He does NEXT, in you, others, circumstances, is a taste of Heaven. Ahhh.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, preaching to others what Dave needs to hear
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