Some people just don’t deserve what you did for them! They’re so ungrateful!
Today, I gave a science test at the Junior High School. I thought the kids would do really well because I had worked hard to prepare them. I created a Jeopardy Game for them to play for review (which wasn’t free, by the way). And I spent considerable time thinking of a better way to explain the concepts. You could say I gave it my all, above and beyond! I knew they would do well.
Only they didn’t!
Some of them were bubbling in random answers without reading the question! (Are you kidding me?!)
Others were looking out the window and thinking about something else. (What’s wrong with these kids?!)
I knew that most of them had not studied and didn’t care if they passed or not. By the time I gave the test to 4 different classes, each set of grades worse than the class before, I was angry and frustrated. (Why should I work harder than they do? I’m tired of this! I don’t care anymore! They can all fail for all I care!! I’m done!)
On the drive home, I mumbled, “Lord help me to have a better attitude.” (and not with a lot of passion).
Right away He reminded me of how patient He was with me when I didn’t care what He had done for me.
What can I say to that? He died for me, and I went about living like I didn’t know it, only I did know it. Yes, there was a time when I did this. When I was at my worst, I’m sure He had angels watching over me to keep me alive until I came to my senses. He was patient with me. He never stopped loving me. And He certainly never said, “I’m done with her!”
After today, I better understand His love, forgiveness, and mercy. He never said, “I don’t care anymore.” He just kept loving me, interceding for me, and calling my name. For this I am eternally grateful.
Let us follow His example, showing His love to those He puts in our path each day.
“David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into human hands.” 2 Samuel 24:14
“He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:5
“But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him…” Psalm 103:17 KJV
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV
“Who is like the Lord our God, the One who sits enthroned on high? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap” Psalm 113:5,7 NIV
“He remembered us in our low estate. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:23 NIV
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16 NIV
“The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.” Psalm 145:9
“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” Jesus
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