God Never Uses Anyone Greatly Until He Tests Them Deeply. ~ A. W. Tozer
Maybe you feel like this, if significant suffering is what is required to be used significantly by God, some people think maybe I would rather not be used. The truth is, we want our grand abilities and keen insights to make us usable to God, not our broken hearts and crippling weaknesses.
A.W. Tozer, included in his book, The Root of the Righteous where he wrote, “It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply.” Living in this broken world, few of us have to look for it. It finds us.
Which is when we have the choice, we see God being unkind or uncaring toward us, we see in our suffering the loving hand of God preparing us for usefulness in this world, and purifying us for an eternity in his presence? To which we find we’re able to connect to a real and loving God.
[portions are excepts from varies articles from A.W.Tozer and Nancy Guthrie]