God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are often too full to receive them.
Man’s original capacities included both the power not to sin and the power to sin. In Adam’s original sin, man lost the power not to sin and retained the power to sin — which he continues to exercise. In the fulfillment of grace, man will have the power to sin taken away and receive the highest of all, the power not to be able to sin.
On Correction and Grace
Trust the past to the mercy of God,
the present to His love,
the future to His providence.