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“The God Who Feels”

“So the LORD was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth.

It broke his heart…I am sorry I ever made them.”

Genesis 6:6-7

Disappointment…one of the most difficult emotions to process. When our expectations are not met, we can experience shock, anger, fear, and for sure sadness. Disappointment may cause us to feel alone with a broken heart that we assume nobody understands.

That being the case, the words above may reveal a shocking aspect of our God. Think with me for a moment: God created man for relationship. When He came to walk in the Garden of Eden, it wasn’t just to smell the roses. God came to walk with man, and His plan was to enjoy that relationship forever. So, imagine God’s disappointment when His creation left Him to pursue their own selfish ways. When God saw the evil in “everything they thought or imagined…it broke His heart.” God’s world did not turn out the way He expected, and He suffered regret and sorrow. Yes, Almighty God felt pain.

So next time you feel disappointed and your heart is breaking, remember Your Creator DOES know how you feel. He may have sent the flood because of His disappointment, but He sent the rainbow because of His love. God feels your flood of emotions too, so look up…His rainbow is on the way!


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