According to several surveys I’ve seen over the years, the number one response among Christians when asked, “What is God feeling when he thinks about you?” is “Disappointment.” Most Christians, in their honest moments, feel like God is disappointed in them.
Do you feel that way?
More times than not, in my own honest moments, I also feel like God is disappointed in me. And I’m not sure why. We don’t get that idea from the Bible. The entirety of Scripture is cram-packed with testimony to God’s great love for all of us. We have more examples than we could ever count of God’s faithful love and action for and with his children. Our Lord has promised and proven that he will stop at nothing to love us and act on our behalf.
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” ~Romans 8:32
So, why do we feel like God is disappointed in us?
“If God is for us, who can be against us?” ~Romans 8:31
He is not neutral. God is not just sitting on the sidelines, watching you perform, and trying to make up his mind about you. He is for you — not was for you, not will be for you, not may be for you. He is for you. All the way. And, while there’s not enough eternity to fathom that glorious reality, we’ll take a stab at it here over the next few days.