And My people are bent to backsliding from me: though they called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him. Hosea 11:7
My daddy had a saying, “I don’t care which way the wind blows as long as I get a little breeze.”
This sounds great until you wake up one day and realized the way the wind has been blowing you has caused you to bend a certain way and that way is not good.
I have a saying, “Sometimes you have to face the force that is coming against you and walk uphill in order to stay on the track God has for you.”
And there was a woman who for eighteen years had had a sickness caused by a spirit; and she was bent double, and could not straighten up at all. Luke 13:11
When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” 13 He placed his hands on her, and immediately she stood up straight and began to glorify God.
But He gives us more grace. This is why it says: “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.… James 4:6-8