But God gives greater grace.
Therefore it says:
“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Extraordinary afflictions are not specifically the punishment of extraordinary sins,
Extraordinary afflictions are instead the pathway to the reception of extraordinary graces.
Extraordinary afflictions are not a demotion but are actually a spiritual promotions.
What do we prefer? Would we rather have, a smooth path, or a path so rough
that the Lord is prompted to show His face to us every step of the way?