Today, this emboldened passage stood out. What it said was hard to accept. I couldn't shy away from it no matter how much I wanted to - for it spells out very clearly what God expects of me - and all of us, I guess. That God deliberately gives strong conflicts, so that the afflicted one is forced into seeking God's wisdom to overcome the conflict. In other words, the one afflicted is unable to overcome the obstacle unless God enlightens him with something he hasn't got. The conflict irritates into being the resolution - like a piece of grit irritates the oyster into forming a pearl.
And then there is the prayer before receiving Communion:
[COLOR=##1979e6] I will call upon the name of the Lord. Praising, I will call upon the Lord, and I shall be saved from my enemies.