Tuesday, May 12, 2009

God's goodness

God is good. We have that to rest on from Scripture and in Christ.

That truth and all attending truths, one getting probably even more at the heart of everything: God is love, these truths should help us through difficult days. Sometimes we have to live in the midst of troubles without and fears within. True of me for the past several days, actually.

But God is good. We can see it in Providence, that is in God's blessings in our lives. The sunshine-filled blue skies with the green Spring-ing to life trees. What beauty! The warmth in the air, the birds singing.

Strength for another day. The desire to know God and his will in Jesus. To follow Jesus. To love God and love our neighbor. All gifts out of the goodness of our Creator.

I want to learn well during the hard times. They exist for a reason, and like all else can be used by God in our lives for our good. And I thank God for all his goodness to me, to my brothers and sisters in Jesus, to all people, and to the world.

"Your kingdom come, Father. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

What signs do you see of God's goodness in your life? What helps you through the difficult days?


Bill said...

It can be difficult to see or discern the things God is doing to show us His goodness and love, especially in difficult times. Then we click on a link and travel through cyberspace to a blog entry like this and you conclude that because God is good He is at work in everything for the good of those who love Him. Thank you, Ted, for this encouraging reminder. God bless you.

nannykim said...

I love the way God often works when I bring a need to Him...especially when it is a need of the heart....I often see him answer direct prayer by plopping different verses, books, people, providences into my week in answer. He is amazing.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Yes, Bill.

And we have to keep reminding ourselves of this truth, because we are so easily moved from it, I'm afraid, to our own versions of what is good.


Ted M. Gossard said...

You're right. I've seen the same, but surely not as much as I should, simply because I've failed to ask. Good to hear it from you, to hear of God's goodness in your life in that way. Yes, God is good, and there's greatness in his goodness!