The church has …

The church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshiping men. This she has done not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge; and her very unawareness only makes her situation all the more tragic. This low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us. A whole new philosophy of the Christian life has resulted from this one basic error in our religious thinking.

–A. W. TOZER, THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY

Taken from:Bernecker, Robert (2013-08-12). Who’s Your Father?:  Returning to the Love of the Biblical God (p. 53). Kindle Edition.

When we lack faith, we do not expect any good from the Lord.  We doubt His Love and Graciousness.  When things do not go according to our plan, we doubt Him. Instead of asking where I went wrong, I think that God is not good to me.  Faith means total trust & dependence on God in His Love, Graciousness and Power, that He can and will give me the very best.  Even if things appear to be wrong, I believe my Heavenly Father is in control and is doing it in His Wisdom as to what is good for me and His Wisdom is truly the very best for me.

In fact, if I come to full faith in Him, I will not be disturbed, angry, disappointed or in any hurry.  I do not mean that I do not ask Him for anything, I will definitely ask for whatever I like or need or want, but I am submitted to His Will and willing to give up anything if it is not His Will.  I am 100% assured that my Heavenly Father loves me and will give me the very best.  So shall we say Amen to that?