Does God play favorites? (pt. II)

Renee Ann Smith —  February 6, 2012 — 13 Comments

Did you ever wonder if God plays favorites? Have you looked around at the blessings others received and worried that God had forgotten you? Click on the video below to hear some encouraging words concerning “God’s favorites.”

“God leaves the creature to stand up on its own legs—to carry out from the will alone duties which have lost all relish. It is during such trough periods, much more than during the peak periods, that [the Christian] is growing into the sort of creature He wants it to be. Hence the prayers offered in the state of dryness are those which please Him best . . . He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles.” ~C. S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters~

See Does God play favorites, pt. I? at this link.

This week I’m linking up with Call Me Blessed, On Your Heart Tuesdays, Good Morning Girls, Thought-Provoking Thursday, and Weekend Link Up.

Renee Ann Smith

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I teach literature in a Christian high school by day and write inspirational fiction by night. I love to share heart-touching quotes and stories here on my blog. So glad you stopped by!

13 responses to Does God play favorites? (pt. II)

  1. Beautiful! Such encouraging words on an early Tuesday morning. Filled my heart!

  2. You’re such a wonderful encourager, Renee. And you’re right, some of the people God used mightly did suffer times of God’s silence. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

  3. You’re SO good. You leave tears in my eyes. You should minister.
    Thank you.
    Awesome reminder.
    I like that “trough” time.
    I will remember that.
    I hope you continue to write these and make these videos.
    You have a gift.

  4. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog today! I appreciated it a lot!

  5. I think people forget all too often that while God is in control, we still live in a fallen world. And our treasure is not on Earth.

  6. nice to meet you! found you over at time warp wive. Following you now.

    Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

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