Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me? John 18:11
“God is a thousand times more meticulous with us than a perfectionist artist is with his paintings.
Using many brush strokes of sorrow & circumstances of various colors,
He paints us into the highest & best image He visualizes,
if we will only receive His bitter gifts of myrrh in the right spirit.
If our cup of sorrows is taken away & the lessons in it are suppressed or go unheeded,
we do more damage to our soul than could ever be repaired.
No human heart can imagine the incomparable love God expresses in His gift of myrrh.
However, this great gift that our soul should receive is allowed to pass by us because of
our sleepy indifference & ultimately nothing comes of it.
In our barrenness we come & complain, saying,
“O LORD, I feel so dry & there is so much darkness within me!”
The solution is to open our heart to the pain & suffering & it will accomplish its good.”