“For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.” Psalm 100:5 (TLB)
Most of us are familiar with the phrase
“God is good (all the time)
And all the time (God is good).
This phrase covers one key characteristic of God: His goodness.
Is it really true that God is good all the time? Absolutely!
Unfortunately, we often don’t live like we believe it, particularly when we’ve hit a dead end in a dream God has given us. In that case, it’s hard to remember that God is good, but it’s so important!
So how can you trust in God’s goodness when you don’t feel it? The Bible reminds us of his goodness over and over. Psalm 100:5 says, “For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation” (TLB).
Focusing on God’s goodness is so important for the future of God’s dream for you. It gives you perspective on your darkest days when you need it the most. When you forget God’s goodness, you lose perspective and can only see the difficulty you’re facing.
God wants to give you a life of confidence, even on your most difficult days. He wants to give you assurance that he will finish what he started in your life and family. He wants to give you a life of influence and opportunities so that you can make a difference for him in the world.
Father, thank you for your goodness that I enjoy daily IJN (pray this prayer with assurance and conviction in your heart).