God Is Not Interested In What You Think You Should Be or Feel

God is not interested in what you think you should be or feel.  He is not interested in the narrative you construct for yourself, or that others construct for you.  He may even use suffering to deconstruct the narrative.  Rather, He is interested in you, the you who suffers, the you who inflicts suffering on others,the you who inflicts suffering on others, the you who hides, the you who has bad days (and good ones).  And He meets you where you are.  Jesus is not the man at the top of the stairs; He is the man at the bottom, the friend of sinners, the savior of those in need of one.  Which is all of us, all of the time, praise to be God!

– Tchividjian, Tullian; Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free; David C Cook Publishers, Copyright 2013, Kindle Edition, page 78

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