God does so many things. He creates. He comforts. He guides and directs. But there are also many things God doesn’t do.
God doesn’t do boring.
God not only created birds, but he created birds that have found a way to live inside Home Depot stores, which makes shopping for lumber and potting soil so much more interesting.
God doesn’t do plain.
God not only created flowers, but he created over 400,000 different types of flowers. Roses, tulips, daisies, bleeding hearts, corpse flowers, lady’s slippers and sea poison tree flowers all make you feel like you’re bathed in a rainbow.
God doesn’t do insignificant.
When someone stops to listen to how your day went, that’s not insignificant. When someone holds the door for you, that’s not insignificant. When your child cleans up his toys without being asked or reminded, that’s not insignificant.
God doesn’t do serious all the time.
The platypus is a great example of God’s sense of humor. As is a squirrel on a bird feeder. And a Venus flytrap. And isn’t it funny how God decides that what we don’t want to do is often exactly what he says we need to do.
God doesn’t answer every prayer the way we want.
God hears all our prayers, but God will not act in a way that is contrary to his will. God will not make Michael Phelps win goldthat’s what practice is for. God will not make the traffic light turn greenthat’s where patience comes in. God will continue to act in ways that nurture and support his people so that more people will come to know God.
God doesn’t apologize.
God created each of us in his image. And what he has created, and will continue to create, is good. God doesn’t make mistakes and doesn’t apologize for what he has done, what he has created or for being who he is. God is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.
God doesn’t abandon us, get tired or stop loving us.
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, he is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” – Deuteronomy 31:6
God’s love is endless. According to Jeremiah 31:3, he has loved us “with an everlasting love.”
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary.” – Isaiah 40:28
Truly our God is an awesome, unchanging and eternal God. He is unlimited in power, majesty, knowledge, wisdom, love, mercy and holiness.