“Never say never”
“You shouldn’t use those blanket absolute statements like never or always because they’re not true.”
The majority of us have probably used some kind of absolute term, like never or alway . I love to say “I’m never wrong” but alas, that’s a lie. In our humanness we aren’t able to be absolute in anything and it can be frustrating. People who are “never late” sometimes are late. People who are “always there for us” sometimes aren’t. In our humanness we let each other down and that can hurt us or anger us. But guess what?
We can talk about our God in absolute terms. He is always good. He is never evil. He is always there for us. He is never late. He is always loving. He is with us forever and beyond. He is the absolute and supreme rule. He is never wrong. He is always faithful. The best part is that He always wants a relationship with us. He will never let us down or forget to show up. He is amazing.
I’ll be honest though – I sometimes struggle with thinking of God in absolute terms. It’s beyond my experience. I’ve never had anyone be perfect (see what I did there?) so it can be difficult to recognize it in God. Some days, I feel as if I am waiting for him to let me down. In the past when negative things have happened in my life, my first thoughts were “oh great, God messed up. I really needed Him to help prevent ___ from happening or to let ____ come through but He didn’t show up.” I act as if God fell asleep at the wheel and forgot about me but that’s not the case. The reality is God is absolute and He knows what’s going on. Yes, negative things occur in our life but God knows what’s going on – He didn’t forget you. He’s working things out according to His plan and it’s for your best (though it might not feel like it at the time). Trust in Him and remember that He is always good and always there for You. He loves you no matter what’s going on.
“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.”
– Psalm 100:5 ESV (emphasis mine)
I hope that you’re week is going well but if its not remember that you are not alone. As always, we love hearing from you so let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or prayer requests. ❤