Recently a song reminded me about all the exceptions I had made during my single, dating life and all heartache I witness from girls all around me. All different experiences, yet all the same results. Jealousy ran ravid! Where was he last night, who was he with, did you see him? There was an unsettling feeling when he couldn’t be reached by phone for hours at a time. Why hadn’t he called me, too? Finally, it became too much for me to bare. The jealousy and suspicion became so unbearable I finally had to let go realizing jealousy had no place in a relationship saying goodbye to it once and for all.
Then I met the man that thought I was beautiful! He, too, thaought I was magnificent except for “These three small things,” he would say. “With these three small changes, we’ll be happy forever.” So, I worked hard striving to be full of splendor as he saw it. But nothing every pleased him until finally one day, he was gone. Never again would I be with another man who judged me!
The third was full of rage and the fourth was forgettable when he did not defend me when I was faced with trouble. At last, I stood there and swore that Jealousy, anger, judgment and weakness would never be apart of my relationships ever again!
Then there was you! You were the only Exception! Even today, Lord, you are the only exception! You are jealous for me and long to be with me every minute of the day! Your jealousy is consumed with anger when I turn my face from you. But when I look to you, so much strength, refuge and comfort like never before. There is no weakness and you never forsake me in times of trouble.
You are the only one, Lord, who can judge me with righteousness making me whole, pure and beautiful – exquisite?! You are the One who has shown me what Love really is.
You, Lord, are the only exception to the rule. You never leave me; you always love me even with my imperfections. You always defend me and your anger gently corrects me carving me into the woman that you created me to be.
You. Lord, Are The Only Exception
Deuteronomy 4:24 (NIV) For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
Deuteronomy 33:27 (NIV) The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
Psalms 50:6 (NIV) And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge. Selah