But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26
Anyone with a toddler knows just how many times you will have to comfort your child when they fall and get a bruise, scratch, or a big, disgusting, bloody gash. They’re really not pretty to look at. Parents wants to give as much love and comfort as possible. It is even more disheartening when your child falls on the same spot, three days in a row (true story).
It is quite frustrating, and we start planning crazy things to prevent them from getting hurt again. Some ideas we had was not letting them go outside and play or putting a big bulky suit/mask to prevent those boo-boos. However, restricting a toddler from play is definitely not the option.
That is probably exactly how God feels when He sees us fall into the same sin, more than once. He wants to protect us from the trap, but He knows how important it is for us to learn to be careful and to rely on Him for support. He gives humans their free will to choose.
Just like a child needs to learn to be more careful and to rely on his/her parents for protection, our Heavenly Father wants the same from His children. He wants us to choose Him to be our Protector, Supporter, and Comforter.
Have you fallen into the same trap more than once and saw just how much you needed God for support?