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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The Blessing of God’s Goodness



Since God healed me four years ago, I have sought a deeper spiritual understanding of His goodness. He healed me deeply in ways I had never dreamed of. I yearned to spiritually understand this love that healed me. I began to see that my human perception of His love and goodness had limited His blessings in my life. I had tried to measure the unlimited love of God with my limited understanding. I had constrained His love to fit my definition. I cannot measure God’s immeasurable goodness with my human understanding. His goodness can only be received completely and unreservedly as it is given. It is ever-present, unchanging, and unshakable. 


I have grown spiritually to see that faith has everything to do with how we see God. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God in our hearts (Romans 10:17). How we “see” God affects how we "hear” Him. If we see God as angry, upset, and never quite satisfied with us, we will live a superficial life of ups and downs, questions and doubts, and a lack of faith and peace. What we will most probably “hear” will be our conscience condemning us and pointing out our flaws and shortcomings.


Once we truly have a spiritual understanding of God’s goodness and His love, we are transformed by it (Romans 12:2). His goodness rises up within us. The fruit of the Spirit is actually God’s love and goodness manifested in us. In His goodness, faith is normal. Doubt, worry, and fear vanish. Trust is the condition of our hearts. We are blessed because we trust in Him.


“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good,” David wrote. “Blessed is the man who trusts in Him” (Psalm 34:8)!


In the spiritual understanding of His goodness, we hear God as we never have before. We move from an uncertain life of questioning Him to a life of peace in any situation. We no longer ask why we are perishing. We trust and know that we aren’t.


“The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance forever” (Isaiah 32:17). 


When we truthfully see God’s goodness, we have a secure, protected, and unshakeable foundation in this changeable life. We are grounded deeply in Him. We bear fruit from which others can eat. 


“He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper” (Psalm 1:3).


A revelation of God’s goodness will quieten your heart, encourage your faith, and give you peace in this fallen world. 


“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).


Never lose heart. If you focus on God’s goodness, you look for His blessings, and your heart is filled with gratitude. You look for His benefits. You choose the joy of His presence (Psalm 16:11), and the benefit of His peace (John 14:1). You choose to see what God is doing in your life instead of what the enemy is doing.


This might seem too simple, but I have discovered I have more confidence to help others if I am conscious of His blessings instead of being preoccupied with the world’s darkness. I can only help others if I have something positive to offer. Many times, we agree on how bad things are instead of agreeing on how good God is. 


Do you agree with God’s goodness? Do you agree with His Word?


“Surely blessing I will bless you,” He says, “and multiplying I will multiply you” (Hebrews 6:14).


“Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass” (Psalms 37:3-5).


Trust in the Lord. Dwell in Him. Feed on His faithfulness and goodness. Delight yourself in Him. Commit yourself to Him. And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3).





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