God is a God of crooked sticks.
Except for that singular Straight Stick, crooked sticks are all he uses.
God strikes straight licks with crooked sticks.
When God strikes a straight lick with a crooked stick, the temptation is to miss the straightness of the lick for the crookedness of the stick.
Your heart can resent what your mind knows.
The vexing rascals! What a royal pain they are to me!
Oh sorry God, I meant to be thanking you for bringing them to me as a means of grace to make me like Jesus who learned the same way.
In this way, by repenting daily, or 50 times daily, you walk the path of continual repentance and ongoing sanctification that is the Christian life.
Luke, do you speak from experience?
Ahem. With wry looks, sheepish grins, and much squirming, I will only say I have heard of this happening…