Our Good God
The LORD is good to everyone; His compassion rests on all He has made.
We should always remember that we serve a good God. Goodness is His nature, and He longs to be good to us. We are not, however, always good to ourselves or to each other. We often assume the worst and lose hope, forgetting about how good God has been to us in the past.
We live in a fallen world and are subject to a fallen nature. Therefore, we will experience bad things in this world, just as Jesus warned. We should never blame God for the bad things we experience because He has great compassion for us. If we are to ever overcome some things, we need a large helping of His grace and favor. Turning to Him is always the answer, rather than turning from Him.
I heard a story about a young man who led a sinful lifestyle and was an atheist. He refused to believe in God because if people believed in God, they would judge him. Little does he realize God is his judge and has great compassion for him, even though he clings to his sin. The very love he seeks is found in Christ, and he is missing the goodness that God longs to bestow in his life. He has bought the lie of the Devil that all he has is here and now, and true happiness is found in the fulfillment of temporary, fleshly desires. Christ died to set us free from such bondage, and true liberty is God’s great goodness toward us.
In whatever you are facing today, know for certain that God’s intentions toward you are good. He has great compassion toward you and has a purpose for you that is good. Don’t be afraid to turn to Him. He does not want to harm you, punish you, or reject you. He longs to draw you to Himself, and He sent His most precious possession to make it possible – His Only Son. Stop assuming the worst in your situation, and look forward to the good thing God has planned for you. Remember the goodness He has shown you in the past, and be assured He has good things in store for your future. We serve a good God!
Have a blessed day!