Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8
I remember when I was a single woman dating and desiring to be married. Dating can be incredibly enlightening. It gives an opportunity to see someone’s character, integrity, and personality. But most importantly, it is a chance to evaluate a person’s consistency. If someone isn’t consistent in your life, they aren’t really worthy of your trust. That goes for any relationship in your life. The reality of humanity is that people will disappoint you – and you will disappoint others, even if you don’t intend any harm. We’re flawed and imperfect, but Jesus is not. There is no one more selfless, more giving, more-attentive, and more interested in your life. His love is perfect, wholly pure, and designed to passionately pursue you every day and in every way. We must be careful not to misconstrue the inherent mystery of God as inconsistency. His love and intention are unchanging. Our intimacy with Him reveals His consistency with us. Plus, miracles spring up from the soil of supernatural mystery. The unknown makes way for the unbelievable.
How has disappointment in others put a dent in your trust when it comes to your relationship with God?
Lord, forgive me for viewing You through a faulty lens. Help me to permanently release the frustration of past letdowns from others. Teach me to trust You no matter what others say or do. AMEN.
100 Days of Believing Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels