We like to believe God is on our side. He is gracious and merciful beyond our comprehension.

But if you’re experiencing troubles, is it possible God is against you? Could He be chastizing you? He does that to those He loves, you know.

God opposes and resists the proud, and He uplifts the humble.

It pains me to think there have been times when God has said “No,” or put a roadblock in my way because He opposed the direction I was going. And this has happened when I was zealous for Him. I thought I was leaning on His Spirit.

This brings up my need for humility and greater dependence on God. It’s not about me doing what I think He wants–at least not without His genuine Spirit filling.

Explore this in Moments for You for the fourth quarter of 2016. The theme for that issue is humility.