Whatever, It Doesn't Matter...

Whatever, it doesn't matter. You have heard these words before, perhaps even from your own lips. These words are not words of encouragement or optimism. They are said when we feel let down, betrayed, discouraged. The irony is that often these words really mean that something matters very much. We continue to be surprised at being disappointed. People have this problem called sin. Sin comes from rebellion to God. At its root, rebellion starts with believing a lie.

We believe we can be happy apart from dying to ourselves.

We believe that the people we love will not hurt us.

We believe that we deserve what we desire.

We believe things will be better next time.

We believe that we will not be disappointed again.

And then, when our beliefs turn into self-deception, we say it doesn't matter.

The truth is that there is there is only one person who will never disappoint you, his name is Jesus.

The miscalculation of this age, of any age, is to look for hope without looking for God. Sin begins with putting someone or something other than God at the center of our affections.

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