The ankle splint given to me after my foot surgery is working great. I thought that if it works great, I could have been given a splint without surgery and that would have solved the problem. The doctor knew what he was doing. He had to prepare my toes and ankle for my foot to fit in the brace. Now, I understand surgery was a vital step that I had to take.
We do the same thing to Jesus. We do not understand about why we have to go through all the suffering in this life. Sometimes, our comfort is more important than what Jesus asks us to do. Later, we understand that our Doctor (Jesus) had to perform the JESUS PREP on us for our good and His glory. His preparation, even though it might not be pleasant, is a vital step we must take to get well spiritually. We are so thankful for His abundant grace and mercy. What more could we ask for?