Passion only becomes wrong when taken out of the context for which it was intended—to be shared between a husband and his wife.
How do you face disappointments? Are they gloomy gales? scary storms? or reassuring rainbows?
What they want they take, any way they can get it. Where do they learn this? Some of them, sadly, from their parents.
I was certainly in a state! “Clogged with wishes.” I was wishing that my wishes were what God wished, and if my wishes were not what God wished, I wished that I could wish that my wishes would go away, but the wishes were still there.
Until the will and the affections are brought under the authority of Christ, we have not begun to understand, let alone to accept, His Lordship.
In the love life, as well as in other areas: The fair new petals must fall, and for no visible reason, before new life can take place.
The bringing of our unruly wills and affections into order will cost us something.
He wants us to learn to use our weapons.