If God doesn’t make mistakes, then why did He feel bad about the flood and promise to never do that again? -Lauren
This is a really great question. And one that many, many people –even adults—struggle to understand. Before we answer though, you need to understand that in many ways, this is what is called a "loaded" question. In other words, the question itself implies something about God (that He felt bad about the flood and viewed it as a mistake) that is incorrect. God is sad when people choose to go away from Him, but He does not regret punishing those who deserve punishment because he also is a just God (which we’ll cover in a sec). So, we need to clear that up.
There are three things you must understand about God:
"I'm going to buy Dance Party Extravaganza next time we go to the mall,” Jade told her best friend, Izzie as they opened Jade's refrigerator in search of afterschool snacks.
"But that game's like fifty bucks." Izzie pulled out an apple. "How can you afford it?"
"I've been saving my allowance for weeks." Jade replied as she grabbed the milk and slammed the fridge door shut.
"You're lucky." Izzie frowned. "My parents don't believe in allowance. They want me to be perpetually poor. Allowance for kids should be a Constitutional right!"
You’ve tried your best. But it’s just not working. You’re halfway through the school year and you still don’t like your teacher. You have a sneaking suspicion that she may feel the same. Either way, the simple fact is, her class is pure misery for you.
So what do you do when you’re stuck for the rest of the year?
Respect her anyway
. The best way to get along with any difficult person in your life is to show them respect. For teachers, this means listening, participating, and doing your work. You won’t like everyone and quite frankly, everyone won’t like you. But, showing respect to someone you don’t care for allows you to have as friendly a relationship as possible, while honoring their place in your life.
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