Exaggerations!

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“I haven’t had lunch today; I’m STARVING!”

“I have NO time to talk today, I’m way too busy.”

“I literally didn’t sleep at all last night.”

“I have such a bad headache I feel like I’m going to die!”

 “Today was the best day of my life!”

“I can’t do anything right.”

When we were kids, we learned about hyperboles – exaggerated statements not meant to be taken literally. We speak in hyperboles so often that it has almost become second nature to us.

Today I was thinking about how cool it is that while we can speak in hyperboles about almost anything and everything, we simply cannot over-exaggerate God’s goodness, His power, or His love. They’re infinite, everlasting, and simply not things that we can fathom. We can’t wrap our minds around His complete perfection or His overwhelming affection toward us.

“When I applied my heart to know wisdom and to see the business that is done on earth, even though one sees no sleep day or night, then I saw the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. For though a man labors to discover it, yet he will not find it; moreover though a wise man attempts to know it, he will not be able to find it.” – Ecclesiastes 8:16-17

“‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” – Isaiah 55:8-9

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.” – Isaiah 40:28

“Behold, these are but the outskirts of His ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of Him! But the thunder of His power who can understand?” – Job 26:14

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? – Psalm 8:3-4

“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8

God is so amazing, so beautiful, so powerful, and so unfathomable; He goes beyond all we can imagine. I speak in overstatements all the time, but I cannot overstate God enough!! LOVE HIM!

Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!

2 thoughts on “Exaggerations!

  1. Wendy Volkmar says:

    I love this so much. I was sitting here reading and noticed something. While other Devotionals that I regularly receive give a scriptural reference and then explain a story behind the scripture with 5 or more paragraphs, this Devotional focuses more on the Word of God in the Holy Scriptures and let’s the reader begin to cultivate an amazing appreciation for the Word of God -which trains the brain to THINK differently over time. Thank you so much for this devotional.

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