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VALIDATION

 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten

Son, that whoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                      John 3:16

 

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I find it interesting that sometimes I become frustrated when someone with whom I have a relationship fails to live up to my expectations. In the word of a famous cartoon philosopher, “DOH!”  Hello!  Of course people are going to fail us!  They are human!  We are, after all human and therefore imperfect.  If it is not because we are worrying about our own problems, then it is because we are oblivious to the needs of others that cause us to fail each other.  We cannot and should not depend on others to validate our “importance” and make us “happy”.

When we depend on others, we are a majority of the time, going to be disappointed.  There is, however, one exception to the rule.  His name is Jesus.  He is the one person that we can always depend on.  Do you want to know why?  Because He loves us and that is evidenced by His unselfish sacrifice on the cross.  Think of it like this, we are so important to Him that He said “You deserve to have the best life possible and the only way that that will happen is for Me to die for you.”

Think of it, sinful, wretched, decrepit man is, in His eyes, important and worth dying for.  “Whoa!” you might say, “Me?  You’ve got to be kidding; I’m not worth a plugged nickel.”  Yes you are, at least in His eyes and He is God the Creator of the universe and all of its wonders.  By His death on the cross, He made it possible for us to spend eternity with Him in all of His glory.  And if He was willing to die for us to give us such a wonderful gift, then it stands to reason that He would be willing to meet our every need while we are still here on earth.  Matthew 6:25 through 34 attests to this fact.  We don’t have to worry about being frustrated because He won’t live up to our expectations . . . because that is an impossibility.  He promised us that He would and He never breaks a promise.  Does that mean we can expect a fine expensive car to be delivered just because we want one?  Probably not.  But it does mean that if we truly need reliable transportation, He’ll arrange it for us.  He will meet our needs according to His will (1 John 5:13-15).

So the next time someone you know doesn’t meet your expectations, cut them some slack because they are after all human.  And as humans, we are all prone to failure, it’s called Human Nature.  Jesus will not fail you, He will not disappoint you, and He won’t frustrate you.  It’s not in His nature.

Malachi 3:10

Deuteronomy 28:11-14

Ps. 84:11

Ps. 91:14-16

Phil. 4:19-20

Hebrews 13:5-9

J. Boudreaux

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