People are mean… But God

People are mean… But God is kind.
…But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.  -Nehemiah 9:17

People are selfish… But God is self-sacrificing.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  -John 3:16

People are unjust… But God is righteous.
The Lord is righteous in all His ways and faithful in all He does.  -Psalm 145:17

People disappoint… But God never fails.
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 nor forsake you.  -Deuteronomy 31:6

People knock you down… But God picks you up.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.  -Psalm 40:2-3

People make mistakes… But God is perfect.
He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just.  A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.  -Deuteronomy 32:4

People are sinful… But God is holy.
But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written, “Be holy, because I am holy.”  -I Peter 1:15-16

People slip… But God is steadfast.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  -Lamentations 3:22-23

People lie and deceive… But God is truth.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  -John 14:6

People hurt… But God heals the brokenhearted.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.  -Psalm 147:3

People break… But God restores.
And the God of all grace, who called you according to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.  -I Peter 5:10

People change… But God remains the same.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  -Hebrews 13:8

People tear you down… But God builds you up.
But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.  -Psalm 3:3

People destroy… But God protects.
Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  -Psalm 91:3-4

People are unforgiving… But God is merciful.
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit… -Titus 3:4-5

People reject… But God never turns you away.
All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.  -John 6:37

People put you in the pit… But God rescues.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him.  I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.  He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.  With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”  -Psalm 91:14-16

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