This is Day 1 of the return of the 3 Day Quote Challenge!
As November draws to a close, I thought this would be a nice, easy little series of blog posts to do before the hectic countdown to Christmas begins.
The last time I did this challenge, I picked three quotes from three different books. This time however, I’ve picked three quotes from the same book because this allows me to digest and reflect on what I’m currently reading, and it’s a particularly quotable book anyway.
I’ve chosen C.S. Lewis’ The Problem of Pain because as Christian who’s gone through some hard times lately, I really wanted to read a Christian’s perspective on suffering*, and I’ve never read any C.S. Lewis’ works, other than The Chronicles of Narnia.
*I’m also really enjoying Be Still My Soul by Nancy Guthrie, a collection of edited sermons and passages to help Christians through suffering.
I thought I’d share these quotes with you whether you’re religious or not, simply because I don’t feel like I talk very much about my faith very much, and I never want to feel like I’m in a situation where I’m not “allowed” to mention it – it’s my blog, after all!
Here is my first quote:
‘Whether we like it or not, God intends to give us what we need, not what we want’
This is a simple, yet important reminder, that God is not just a “Spiritual Santa Clause” for Christians. We can’t expect to have everything that we want in life because not all of those things will be good for us in the long run, even if at the time we think they’ll be beneficial.
I hope you enjoyed this little post, and come back to read Day 2 and Day 3 of my 3 Day Quote Challenge. If you have any thoughts, questions or responses, please leave them in the comments below. Thanks!