"I will make you my promised bride forever. I will be good and fair; I will show you my love and mercy. Hosea 2:19"
For all it's peculiarities and unevenness, the Bible has a simple story. God made man. Man rejected God. God won't give up until he wins him back.
God will whisper. He will shout. He will touch and tug. He will take away our burdens; he'll even take away our blessings. If there are a thousand steps between us and him, he will take all but one. But he will leave the final one for us. The choice is ours.
Please understand. His goal is not to make you happy. His goal is to make you his. His goal is not to get you what you want, it is to get you what you need.
From Max Lucado's A GENTLE THUNDER