We might make mistakes, but God doesn’t!

Making mistakes is part of being human. Some mistakes are followed by consequences. Some mistakes are even silly, like putting too much hot mustard on your sandwich! We all make mistakes.

But God doesn’t make mistakes. He is all-knowing, so nothing can take Him by surprise. You and I can only guess what tomorrow might bring, but God sees into the future— so there is nothing that can catch Him off-guard.

The Bible, which is also free of mistakes, tells us that everything is going according to God’s plan. We may see the world as being in a constant state of confusion and disarray, but God has the situation well in hand. And the day is coming when King Jesus will return to earth and fix our poor, broken planet. In other words, Jesus is going to undo our mistakes and make everything right!

God can’t make mistakes. He can’t be confused. He can’t be caught off-guard. We can take great comfort in this truth, for nothing can happen that has not been filtered through God’s love for us. This is not to say that bad things won’t happen; but when problems arise, God already knows about it and He is prepared to stand alongside us.

As long as we live, we will all continue to make mistakes. But we can live in confidence knowing that our God never makes mistakes!

Bible Truth

“Great is our Lord. His power is mighty. There is no limit to his understanding” (Psalm 147:5).

“The heavens are higher than the earth. And my ways are higher than your ways. My thoughts are higher than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:9).

Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Reader's Version®. NIV®. Copyright © 1995, 1996, 1998 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com

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