One of the most heart-breaking scenes in the New Testament was when Jesus wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem.
“If you had only known on this day what would bring you peace- but now it is hidden from your eyes… because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” Luke 19: 41, 44
If Jerusalem only had the sense to recognize that the deliverance it needed was actually right there walking in its streets, history could have been a bit different.
Whenever we suffer of the consequences of the wrongs we did, I could just imagine God saying, “if you only knew that the solution was right here, waiting for you to grab it. If you only had the sense to seek it, your life could have been much better.”
In every single time it happens, Jesus weeps over us. Like He did to Jerusalem.