Mark Johnston: This is Your Rehearsal

We have a hard time handling suffering is because we mishandle its absence. When things are going well, instead of cultivating gratitude, we adopt a mentality of entitlement; instead of working on humility, we congratulate ourselves for our achievements; instead of honoring God, we lazily fantasize about what it would be like to have even more. via Mark Johnston: This is Your Rehearsal.

Great blog post. Pastor Mark challenges us to place EVERYTHING in God's hands - the good and the bad - and through that, we can learn to endure difficulties with more grace.