So here’s week #2 of my journey to happiness. After I posted my first post, I was so excited for the next one that I was counting down the days till Sunday. This idea is already giving me a more positive look on life and appreciation for it. There are so many things that make me happy but this week I’m focusing on two specific ones.
The first one is my older brother Brandon. He spent a week in Tennessee for an internship he was doing and in the middle of the week he emailed me a beautiful thought and reflection. The email said this:
it never runs out me”
So I was singing this Sunday morning in church and the words are amazing. “never fails”, “never runs out (or away)”. The thing that stood out that I’ve never really caught was the 2nd line.
“it never gives up”
I was just thinking about giving up and how easy it is for us as humans. Down by 20 at half and just saying well I hope we don’t get embarrassed. Things like that are so easy for us to throw in the towel and just give up.
BUT God says he will never give up. He has not, isn’t giving up, and won’t ever give up. This thought is absolutely unfathomable to me. I can mess up a 1000 times and he won’t give up or stop chasing after me. God is ALMIGHTY, ALL-POWERFUL, ALL-KNOWING, PERFECT, AND INDESCRIBABLE. He cannot be stopped and can stop anything. He knows what struggles I’m having before they can come on my radar. The fact that He out of anyone in the universe never ever in all eternity gives up is just a thought that is unbelievable to me. There is absolutely no way as a human I can even comprehend this reality. How can the God who created all of the universe care that much for me that He will pursue me and NEVER GIVE UP!! My mind immediately thinks in sports examples so I think about a race between two people. God will never stop running in relentless pursuit of me. No matter obstacles, distance, or opponents there is nothing that can stop Him. The thought of giving up is so easy and a natural thought for me when something gets hard. I can really make it hard I’m sure for God to keep chasing or searching me. His pursuit of me never ends, How is that even possible?? The only answer is that He is so great and awesome (which is a word that is overused. The word actually means “inspiring great admiration”) that He does things that we don’t understand because His love for us is PERFECT. We cannot understand these attributes because we have imperfect human minds.
I am so thankful to be loved by such a great God. He WILL NOT ever give up on me. No matter the mess ups, no matter the mistakes, no matter the bad choices HE WILL NOT STOP PURSUING, CHASING, GIVE UP on me or anyone else.