“It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.” -A.W. Tozer
I have struggled with this quote over the years, and I admit that I am still not entirely sure I agree. I know that I don’t wholeheartedly disagree. That may sound wishy washy. Okay. I think I struggle with it when things are going well because I feel greatly blessed by God. Then, I remember some of those hard times, when I struggled with some situation or event in my life.
Also, I don’t like to think that God is the cause of my hurt. The other part that bothers me about this quote is that I often mix the word “bless” with “use”. So, God blesses me constantly. God is constantly teaching me things, as well. Sometimes those lesson involve being hurt. Next week, I’ll share a testimony about God teaching me something through hurt.
Have I answered my question? Probably not. If you ask me next week if I agree or disagree with this quote, you might get a different answer.
Here’s what I know…