I’m so thankful that God isn’t moody and unpredictable like I so often am! His love and behavior toward me will never change because He is disappointed in me or mad at me, or hormonal, or petty, or jealous or exhausted or confused by my actions. God will never withhold forgiveness out of frustration that I messed up (again) and He’s weary of me asking for pardon. He doesn’t exclude me because He prefers someone else’s company. He doesn’t get annoyed with my personality quirks: He is the One who formed me and knit me together (Psalm 139:13). He doesn’t get tired of me when we spend a lot of time together. I don’t ever have to wonder about how He will respond to my repeated needs, because He is always merciful, gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love for me (Psalm 103:8).
Human relationships are hard, and it seems that female relationships can be especially fragile. Don’t we so often tend to overanalyze one another’s words, actions and moods? Our thoughts toward one another are not always grace-filled, and if we aren’t watchful, we can grow jealous of our girlfriends’ talents or the attention they receive. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by each other’s needs. We allow circumstances to dictate the way we treat one another. Every day we feel and act a little bit different.
But God is always the same: yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8) and nothing varies or changes with Him (James 1:17). He is always good. He is slow to anger, abundant in mercy, forgiving and fair (Num. 14:18). He stands at my door and knocks, eager for me to open the door and allow Him in (Rev. 3:20). I’m so thankful that He has told me, over and over, that He loves me and longs for me to be with Him. And I’m thankful that He will never be like me, but every day I can determine to become more like Him.