Goodness Of God
Happy Thanksgiving to you all my FB Friends! Hope you are having a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day with families. As we are enjoying our Thanksgiving Day, let’s not forget about the goodness of God.
“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).
In our church, sometimes a speaker would say, “God is good!” And the congregation would respond back, “All the time!” Then the speaker says, “All the time,” and again the congregation responds, “God is good!”
Just last Sunday, I shared about the goodness of God. And when I asked the question, “Is God really good all the time?” immediately one of our mother figures responded with confidence, “Yes! God is good all the time!” I am convinced she truly meant that from her heart and it was encouraging. To further emphasize the point, I asked again, “Is God truly good all the time?” then followed up with a few more questions in relation to the first one: “What about the times you were in pain? And what about the times you were depressed, stressed out, worried, or being attacked? Is God still really good during those times as well?”
Psalms is a book in the Bible that is filled with praise and expressions of gratitude. A book where the authors acknowledged the majestic, almighty, sovereign, loving, gracious and merciful God. Many Christians go directly to this area of the Bible in times of depression, discouragement, in troubling times, or in whatever circumstances they may be in. Interestingly, this Book of Psalms is right in the middle of the Bible. Close up the Bible, then open it evenly right in the middle, and you’re at the Book of Psalms.
In Psalms 100 verse 5 it speaks about the Goodness of God. It says, “The Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and His faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation.” The Bible confirms that God is good ALWAYS. He is good all the time.
Now, how can this be true? How can this be true in my life?
Verse 1 demonstrates what the proper attitude should be when we approach toward God in worship – with a joyful heart and to serve Him with gladness. And focusing on His goodness results in our songs of praise. We worship the Lord not out of obligation, but we worship and serve Him willingly and with joy. The Lord sees the heart and doesn’t accept a heart that comes with grudges, feelings of burden, or obligation. He accepts a joyful heart.
Don’t forget to give thanks to God. For He is good all the time!
All my life You have been faithful. All my life You have been so, so good. Every breath that I am able, Oh I will sing of Your goodness of God.
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