I remember boasting, “I’ve got it made! Nothing can stop me now! I’m God’s favored one; he’s made me steady as a mountain!” But then suddenly, you hid your face from me. I was panic-stricken and became depressed. (Psa 30:6)
I remember the feeling well. Our Bible school teacher had sent us out to preach and teach throughout the country and although we’d initially set out in fear and trembling, we’d returned with amazing stories of how GOD had done awesome things among the people.
It’s easy to pretend to be humble under those conditions... anyway, the following month we were all dispatched again to different venues and I was all full of confidence that GOD would show up again, bash the devil, convict the bad guys, free the prisoners, blah, blah, blah ...
Nothing! Nada! Niente! Nix ...!
The pipe was blocked and all my confidence had turned to filthy rags through my very apparent arrogance.
GOD manifests Himself in and through broken vessels. People who ‘know’ their need of His Love and Grace and who’s fingers don’t have to be prised open in order to release and share it. ❤️