God is always good.
Man is not.
Don’t get the two confused.
Simple to say. Not so simple to understand. But still true.
A sure route to frustration and disappointment is this: expecting people to love us like God does (never failing, full of mercy), and expecting God to treat us like people do (getting mad and/or giving up on us when we do stupid stuff or make mistakes).
When you let God be God, then you can let people be people.
I don’t know who said that originally. (Do you?) There’s a lot of wisdom in it. Our pastor, Steve Weldon, has a more colloquial way of saying sort of the same thing:
If it ain’t Jesus, sooner or later it’s gonna let you down.
True dat. True.