When difficulty comes we are consoled with these words, "these are opportunities, not problems". How do difficulties change us for the better, is it some "predestined Plan" to cause us enough pain to bring us close to GOD? Or, maybe our trials, difficulties or "opportunities" come from our own desires. No matter what else is going on around, about or with us; nothing satisfies our longing and desire for the TRUE JOY that comes from HAVING THE COMPLETE GOOD. Our heart desires a HIGHER PLACE WITH GOD. Our heart desires more because we are not satisfied with our RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD NOW. Maybe our heart seeks a relationship with GOD that leaves nothing more to be desired. The next time we experience some "Bad Times"; MAYBE IT'S NOT PUNISHMENT, MAYBE IT IS GOD ANSWERING OUR OWN HEART'S DESIRES (Psalm 37:4).
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