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. You step out in faith to receive.
“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. Never forget them (Psalm 103:2). Meditate on them in your heart. Don’t dwell on the enemy’s lies. Focus on the Lord
(Isaiah 26:3). Diligently search His Word and allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind (Romans 12:2) and sanctify you with His truth (John 17:17). Conform to what He says is true. Believe He is good. When you believe God has only good for you, you can be still and rest in His love (Psalms 46:10, 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 perceived security into the truth of His security. You have to let go of what your natural mind declares is real and step into what God says is true. 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 the measure of faith that is yours. The fruit on the tree doesn’t grow on the trunk. It is out on the limb. Step out! Taste and see that the Lord is good!
© 2022 Lynn Lacher