Yesterday Andrew and I were having a “discussion.” These times are never very fun, but filled with growth. He had previously made a sarcastic remark about my cooking and it hurt my feelings. This comment made me angry and hurt. Out of anguish I retorted that I never felt encouraged by him. After apologizing he said, “Chels, I was wrong in making that comment. But you are placing more weight upon one negative remark than all the good.” He is right. When something imperfect takes place I tend to forget all of the good, all I can see is the wrong. I often do the same with God. Although he has richly blessed me, provided, and demonstrated faithfulness I forget these graces in times of trial. I assume in these moments that God is not good (pg. 14).
“If I’m ruthlessly honest, I may have said yes to God, yes to Christianity, but really I have lived the no” (pg. 16).