God Is Good

Posted by Joseph Iwaye on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Under: Christian Devotions

Scripture reading: Psalm 107:1-8

Christian Devotions Memory Verse

O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. (Psalm 107:1)

God is good inscription on a flowerGod is good. He is really good but very often we do not realise it. Though we sometimes say it but we mostly do not grasp the depth of his goodness and love. I’m saying this because of what happened to me recently. I have been praying over an issue for quite some time now but the answer is yet to come. Then last Friday I was on the bed thinking about the issue, I said within me ‘but God knows that this and that needs to happen, why is He not answering this prayer?’. Immediately, my mind wandered away to all the things that God has not done in my life. I began to see the negative side of things. I couldn’t see what God has done in the past let alone remembering his promises. I was down to dungeon zero. My heart was filled with bitterness and unhappiness.
 
But to God be glory, for he sent his word to me.

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.(Psalm107:20)
 
While I was still in the dungeon of sorrow and bitterness on the bed, it felt as if I was slumbering and I heard a word clearly in my ear “but God is good”. Immediately I woke up from my slumber and began to meditate on this word that God has sent to me. While doing this, I realised I have sinned by harbouring unhappiness in my heart. As I continue in the meditation, my eyes were opened to all the good that God has done. Thereafter I asked for forgiveness of sin; I said oh God please have mercy on me for I can now see that you are truly good.

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him (Psalm 34:8 KJV)

It was lack of trust that brought me down to that state of unhappiness. Beloved, have you been trusting God for a particular thing that you haven’t received? Don’t worry, God is good. He is good to everyone that wait on him (Lamentation 3:25). As you wait, trust in Him with all your heart. Instead of looking into prayers that God has not answered, take a pen and paper and write down all that God has done. Count all your blessings and very soon you will discover that God is truly good.
 
Apart from counting your blessing, another thing God wants everyone waiting on Him to do is daily praise and worship. God is interested in our offering of praise. Take for example if we need anything from our biological father don’t we praise them? Off course we do. The same principle is applicable to God; we should praise him to let him know that we are aware of his capability of meeting our needs (Psalm 135:3). Beyond that, we should learn to sing praises unto God for he is our God and so deserve to be praised.

Beloved, the biggest gift anybody can receive from God is salvation. If you are not saved, though you gain the whole world it is meaningless. You can receive Jesus Christ today if you say this prayer of salvation with all your heart and promise to follow Jesus till the end. May the Lord be with you (amen).

Questions
  • What other things can you do that will open your eyes to the goodness of God?
Christian Devotions Prayer Point

Heavenly father, I thank you for being my God. Let me always see your goodness and kindness in my life. Please open my heart to conceive your greatness in the name of Jesus.
 
God is Good! Hallelujah!!

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Joseph Iwaye Founder of Christian Devotions & Resource Centre. I'm a lover and preacher of gospel of Jesus Christ by His grace. I worked in the Aviation Sector in Nigeria for some years before resigning in 2010. I'm blessed with a beautiful wife (Kike) and a wonderful baby girl. We all live together in Scotland, UK. ............................................................. .................POPULAR QUOTE............. "..the greatest calamity on earth is not death but to die without Christ Jesus...."
 

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