Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
—Psalms 34:8 (NKJV)
God is good all the time. You don’t have to take someone else’s word for it. You can experience God’s goodness for yourself. He doesn’t bestow more goodness on someone else. His goodness is always before you.
“I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, and my spirit makes diligent search” (Psalms 77:6, NKJV).
Remember the good things God has done in your life. Meditate on them in your heart. Don’t dwell on what the enemy has done. Diligently search God’s Word and allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind (Romans 12:2) and sanctify you with His truth (John 17:17). Be still and rest in His truth, and know He is God (Psalms 46:10) and that He is good (Mark 10:18).
You have been given the same measure of faith as everyone else who believes in Christ (Romans 12:3). It is your choice to believe God’s truth and exercise your faith. Exercising your faith makes it easier to believe in God’s promises. But exercising your faith means being stretched and challenged and stepping out of your comfort zone. Stepping out in faith is trusting God. And blessed is the man who trusts in Him. He will learn and know and believe who He is in Christ.
Experiencing God’s goodness comes from knowing who you are in Christ and believing all that He has done for you and in you. Exercise your faith. The fruit on the tree is not located at the trunk. It is out on the limb. Taste and see that the Lord is good!
© 2021 Lynn Lacher
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