So interesting: I was learning lately about how fruit that is edible by humans is often surrounded by spiky painful protrusions. Think about the pineapple or the edible cactus.
At first glance it might look like God is making it more difficult for humans to get their nourishment. Like a cruel punishment.
But with a little more wisdom, people familar with the bigger picture know that those spiky painful protrusions are actually meant to deter certain animals from eating all of the fruit. That way the humans, with their better dexterity, will be able to harvest the fruit for themselves.
What intelligent design! God never ceases to amaze me.
But we can also probably carry that principle over to other areas of our lives. I always say rejection can be a form of protection. It’s really difficult to believe that sometimes when we don’t have the benefit of seeing the bigger picture.
We are always welcome to ask to see how God sees. But if we still don’t understand, I am finding more and more that I can always trust His character.
“In reality, the truth of God is known instinctively, for God has embedded this knowledge inside every human heart. Opposition to truth cannot be excused on the basis of ignorance, because from the creation of the world, the invisible qualities of God’s nature have been made visible, such as his eternal power and transcendence. He has made his wonderful attributes easily perceived, for seeing the visible makes us understand the invisible. So then, this leaves everyone without excuse.” (Romans 1 TPT)