I had coffee with a friend a few weeks ago who is feeling a little failed by God. She’s been praying for God to do something (a super awesome glorifying thing) for awhile, and He hasn’t done it. She knows the right answers, but the question is quivering in her heart: why has Jesus refused this request?
I just wrapped up a class on singleness, and I could hear the whisper of a similar cry threaded through the comments we received: why has Jesus done this? Why has He given us desires He won’t satisfy? Why does it feel like He set us up to fail?