This is a Misunderstanding of His Character Profoundly

Just as we see Jesus grieving over sin during his earthly ministry, so the Father hurts for us and with us even as he turns us over to painfully shattering life experiences.  But he is not punishing us for our sin in this, nor is he angry with us.  To interpret God’s heart as being angry, disappointed, impatient or exasperated with his redeemed children is to misunderstood his character profoundly.  Instead, he is training us in righteousness and causing us to grow in him.

– Duguid, Barbara; Extravagant Grace: God’s Glory Displayed in our Weakness; P&R Publishing; Philipsburg, NJ; copyright 2013; Page 211


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