Thursday, June 09, 2011
Brokenness - Part 2 of 6
And sometimes brokenness is a three-steps-forward and two-steps-back deal, which can be frustrating.
But the Catch-22 is, that the more we can rest in, and cooperate with, and accept the *process*, the better the process goes along.
Conversely, the more we are frustrated and annoyed at the process, or even fight it, the bumpier the process goes along. This is called "kicking at the goads", a reference to stubborn oxen kicking against the sticks used to prod them along.
Jesus has promised that His yoke for us is easy, and His burden for us is light. We may not feel that way sometimes, but it helps to remember it, and it certainly doesn't make it easier and lighter if we fight it.