Why God Doesn’t Always Allow Easy

File Apr 16, 4 35 53 PMEasy.

Man, how I wish life was easy again. Having 4 kids, 2 of which are little has been more challenging than I thought. As I write this, for instance, I stopped to mop up spit up. One eye is on the keyboard and the other eye being the referee between an overgenerous toddler to a naive baby. Just don’t share your snack, sweetie. She doesn’t have teeth, yet!

It’s not just the 4 kids, though. It’s health challenges, and lack of time to do what I want and need to do. It seems my journal is filled with frustrations.

Justin Davis tweeted once something to the effect that God’ doesn’t allow what we want yet until we have the character to sustain it.

But then I look at my journal and see how I went to the Father with it all. If life had been easy the past few years, would I have been driven to Him as much? Probably not.

He allows undesirable circumstances to shape us into His image, and to cause us to grow. No, the circumstances aren’t easy, but looking to Him has become easier.


From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 NKJV

What do you wish was easier? 

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4 thoughts on “Why God Doesn’t Always Allow Easy

  1. Amen! I agree … The hard parts are not pleasant, but those are the moments and seasons when we throw ourselves onto the Lord and end up being refined in the process.

    Thanks so much for writing and linking up with Five Minute Friday!

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