I can't tell you how wonderful it is to go to church and hear a great message. It is strengthening, and very powerful. Mostly, it is always, always life-changing.
Our pastor yesterday told a story:
This young boy had done something terribly wrong, and was driven to his house by the principal. For some reason he felt terribly confident that his mother was going to give the principal a tongue lashing for even trying to suggest that her son would do something wrong. Despite the fact that HE had done wrong, he expected the principal to be yelled at. They arrive at the house and the mom walked out the door. The principal wasn't even given a chance to say a word. The mother came up to him, put her hands on her hips and said "Whatever he's done, you have my permission to punish him not ONCE, but twice, and he'll be punished again when you're done with him."
That was the end of his story, but then he expounded on it. The mothers presence, he said, brought to light her will for her son. And her will wasn't what the boy wanted, but what he needed.
He equated it to God's will, and how we won't find God's will until we get in His presence, and then He'll make it known. And it might not be what you want! But it will be what you need. And it will be the BEST thing for you.