22. How Good Is God?
Verse Of The Day: May 22
Psalms 100:5 NLT
“For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.”
The way you see God will largely determine how you worship Him. Your ability to follow God comes down to your understanding of how you think He thinks toward you.
Many of us have our view of God coloured by the way we relate to other significant people in our life. For example, an authoritative person (Dad, teacher, police) who abused their influence in your life could cause you to struggle submitting to God's rule in your life.
I'm sure we all have good friends that other people have a different perspective of because of their experiences with them. It is important to know about God from who He says He is, not who other people tell us He is from their poor experiences.
The bible describes God as good and His unfailing love lasting all generations. Believing God is good will help your first questions as soon as something happens that you don't understand.
People often ask "if God is so good why is there so much terror in the world?" You can easily see people have assumed that God must have something to do with the evil. Trying to build a friendship with anybody that you are skeptical of will always be harder than a person you immediately trust.
God is more heartbroken with the evil we endure than any human could ever comprehend. He sees more detail than we can imagine. And God has done everything possible for all people to come back to Him and follow His leading.
We know how much God loves us. He gave His life for us when Jesus died on the cross.
How much do I implicitly trust Jesus?
God, You are a good, good God. It's just who You are. And I am loved by You. It's just who I am. Help me to trust without any hesitation. Help me to understand how You feel about the way the world is and what I can do to help You make it right. Amen.