A while back I came across a quote that succinctly explains something that I and I know many others have experienced:
The fallen human heart is seeing God as adversary.
Oftentimes, we see God like many teenagers might see their parents – someone who doesn’t understand them, who doesn’t want them to have fun, who only cares about rules.
The reality is that God understands us more than we could ever understand ourselves. He wants so much more than just instant gratification of our desires. He wants a life of joy and an eternity of heavenly bliss for us. And those rules? God is showing us the way of the most excellent life, leading to Him.
The turning point comes when we stop seeing God as our adversary who’s against us. He’s the ultimate ally – He’s on our side more than we are.