Talked to a good friend, a man I really trust, about the problems in the above post. He wisely pointed out the issue, that “Grace is a wonderful thing. The flipside of that is that it means we have to be helpless.” So often--especially this past week--I want to be in charge and give God the blessing to do what I want Him to do. This is sin--the sin of self-idolatry. Praise God that He is God, and not me . . . and that He forgives me even when I want to be Him, or try to usurp His role in my life.