I can be snarky at times. If I am doing a good deed and it goes unnoticed or unappreciated, I sometimes pull back or even stop doing the good deed. I am not proud of this, and I know it is not the right way to act. I know this about me and I am working on it. Good thing God does not operate this way.
In the desert God took care of the Israelites. He did everything for them. He parted the Red Sea, led them by cloud and fire, fed them with manna and quails, and gave them water from a rock. The list could go on and on. Despite all of this, the Israelites failed to trust God’s love. They neglected to see and appreciate all what God was doing for them. Even in the face of all this dramatic evidence they underestimated the goodness of God. Yet, He did not withdraw his providential care for them. God was not snarky.
Each and every day God leads us through the challenges of life, giving us what we need and protecting us. Even when we do not notice God’s actions in our life, even when we are not appreciative and thankful, God does not abandon us. God is not snarky.
Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The LORD is God from of old,
creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary,
and his knowledge is beyond scrutiny.
– Isaiah 40:28