a pain-free life? How dependent are you on God?

“As believers, we are not promised a pain-free life.  God does not shield us from assault by the world nor does He protect us from burdensome and frustrating events.  Rather, He exposes us to all these things so as to overwhelm us with a sense of our own inadequacy as to drive us to cling to Him all the more closely.”      

 J.I. Packer (paraphrased)

 

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