“You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us into abundance.” Psalm 66:12 ESV
There is a mystery and wildness to God as it pertains to the unpredictable ways He works in our lives. We puzzle at circumstances we must endure in our journey with Him that eclipse our reason and are totally beyond our control.
In the natural we would never imagine that His chosen path to abundance would lead through discouraging defeats and trying circumstances marked by suffering.
But God’s pathway to an abundant life is one in which we must first come to the end of our effort and control, so that His gracious intervention is all we have to get us there.