God Is Good
June 10, 2020

Have you ever felt like certain people, even your family members, really don’t know you?  They think they know you because of familiarity, but are clueless to the desires and motives of your heart. Their conversations about you come from a misunderstanding of who you are.  As a matter of fact, trying to communicate with them sparks tension and arguments, establishing more walls.  As a result, you have a distant and strained relationship with them.

Similarly, I believe God can relate to the above scenarios.  People make assumptions about the Lord without really getting to know Him deeply, causing misconceptions to arise.  These stem from lack of knowledge or confusion of scripture, embracing sin and one’s beliefs that oppose scripture, or religious traditions and rituals that become more important than a thriving, genuine relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Some even decide to turn their back on God, because they were offended by a leader or member of a local church.  I have always wondered why people stop attending church when a person hurts them?  If they receive bad service at a Walmart or McDonald’s, they don’t stop going to those places.  Instead, they find a new store or report the negative behavior to the manager.  Humans fail all the time, for we are all flawed.  So, if our perception of God is based upon imperfect people, which includes preachers and religious figures, then we are going to be disappointed a lot.  God is not to blame for the wicked, rude, and offensive actions of people!

All these things create faulty perceptions of who God truly is, and are worsened by diabolical deceptions and demonic activity.  One rumor going around about Father God is that He is not good:

  • God is not good, because evil is in the world.
  • God is not good, because bad things happen to good people.
  • God is not good, because he didn’t give me what I wanted when I prayed.

What does the Bible say?

  • “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” – Psalm 107:1
  • “The Lord is good to all and his mercy is over all that he has made.” – Psalm 145:9
  • “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the person who takes refuge in him!” – Psalm 34:8

It is crucial to discover who God is for yourself based on scripture and spending time in His Presence.  If you come to God with a yielded heart and ask Him to reveal the truth from scriptures, He will flood you with understanding.  In addition, you will discover that He is not just good, but VERY good

“Father God, how abundant is your goodness!  I know that every good and perfect gift comes from You.  Thank You for all that You have done for me.  Forgive me when I have doubted Your goodness, because of a hardship in my life.  Teach me about who You are.  I want to know You intimately!  In Jesus’ name I pray – Amen.”

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