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  • Writer's pictureJulie Gross

I Love Jesus and What He Won’t Do

I always think about how amazing God is and what he WILL do, but I’ve never really thought about what he doesn’t do or what he WON’T do.


I usually focus on what God will do. God will love me. God will forgive me. God will accept me. God will save me.


I recently went to our church’s district convention, and during one of the services, we sang a worship song that really resonated with me. I Googled it, and it’s actually called “Firm Foundation (He Won’t)” by Cody Carnes. But the chorus that says, “He won’t. He won’t. He won’t fail. He won’t fail,” is what really stood out to me.


God WON’T fail! Some synonyms of “fail” are to stop working or to be unsuccessful. That means God won’t stop working and He won’t be unsuccessful. God will win! In fact, He has already won! Isn’t that exciting? My savior is the ultimate winner who has already won, and he won’t stop working in my life!


So, what other things WON’T my God do? He won’t give up on me. He won’t stop loving me. He won’t quit. These are great things!


Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Here’s a verse that explains what God will not do–he will not leave me, and he will not forsake me! That’s a promise from scripture, and I cling to that!


As an educator, I like to try to frame things in a positive way, so I try to stay away from words like “can’t” and “don’t” and “won’t,” especially in my policies. Instead of saying, “Don’t be late,” I say, “Be on time.” Instead of saying, “Don’t use inappropriate language in class,” I say, “Use appropriate language in class.” It makes sense to me to use my words to show my students what they should do instead of what they shouldn’t do, or to focus on the things they can do instead of the things they can’t do.


However, there’s a special kind of reassurance when I say, “God won’t give up on me,” and “God won’t stop loving me” and “God won’t quit.”


I guess maybe that’s different from “can’t.” Now, when I think of that word, there’s really only one thing that comes to mind when I think of “can’t” in reference to God. God can’t sin, but really, God can do everything else. He can move mountains. He can do miracles. He can save the lost. He can part the Red Sea. He can forgive sins. He can raise Christ from the dead. And the list goes on!


As an English teacher, words are fun to look at and to think about, so thank you for following along with me as I explored a bit about what God can do and what God won’t do. There are so many great things that He can do, and there are so many important things that He won't do.


Here are some pictures we’ve taken that show the awesomeness of God and some of the things He can do:



Thanks for reading, friends!


Love,

Julie


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