Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes;
I will wall her in so she cannot find her way.
She will chase after her lovers but not catch them;
she will look for them but not find them.
I came across this verse today when I was reading ‘Captivating’. It just hit me. This is what God is doing. Does it ever cross your mind that maybe our struggles aren’t always from the devil? I was thinking about this today. Sometimes God has to put things in our way, stop us in our tracks, to stop us doing stupid things, things He doesnt have for us. Sometimes (for example, in my disappointment in being single) God puts our struggles there to make us see that He is the only one who can truly fill our needs. The pain we experience is actually what saves us. Jesus has to thwart our plans of self-redemption, otherwise we’d never really look to Him for our complete rescue. Yes, we might ask for salvation… but we’d never truly depend on Him for eveyrthing. Inside, we wouldn’t trust.