Tuesday, March 17, 2015

God is Good

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!  Psalms 34:8

Over the past few months I have become increasingly aware of God's goodness. Now don't get me wrong, I have known that God is good for most of my life, but recently that truth has overwhelmed my heart. The little things in my life now remind me of how good God is. From the fact that I have clean water to drink, that I can turn a thermostat and control the temperature in my house. I have a house to live in, food to eat, and a car to drive. If I don't feel well I can call the doctor, I can get the medicine I need that helps me get over what ever it is. And I can take a hot shower that feels so good I just stand there and feel the warmth of the water. Yes all these little things that I once took for granted, now make me stop and thank God for his goodness to me. I know these things are not what makes God good, He is good because that's who He is. He does not have to become good, by doing anything, He is good, and that's what my heart has come to know. God does good things because He is good. It is part of his character. I have often wondered why I have been blessed so much, while others have seem not to be as blessed. Why did God choose to allow me to live in a country where we have so much. Everything I need is often at my finger tips. Why has the creator of all things been so good to me? And then it hit me, God is good to all, because He is good. The circumstances of our lives cannot, and do not change the fact that He is good. He is not less good to others in less fortunate places, he simply shows his goodness in other ways. It might be His presence feels more near to them, or His mercy appears more real to them, or his love seems more close to them. You see, I'm not sure how God's goodness comes to others, but I know it comes because He is good. So I am grateful that God is good to all who are his, no matter the circumstance or situation, and I am blessed that God has chosen to make me more and more aware of the truth that He is Good. So for all of you who may be in a place that has caused you to doubt, open your heart and open your eyes and know that God is good, whatever He is doing it will be for your good, because He is good.

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