The goodness of the Lord is the honourable, enjoyable and pleasant virtue of God, which He bestows on mankind. It also demonstrates the kind nature of God, which should not be taken for granted. His Word tells us in Psalm 25:8-9, "Good and upright is the Lord;therefore He instructs sinners in His ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way."
Sometimes, we may feel as though God is not answering our prayers or we are tempted to doubt His goodness. Whenever you feel this way, remind yourself that your circumstances are not a barometer of God's love and goodness; the cross is. God has shown how good He is, by giving His One and only Son,Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sin.
It is not advisable to rely on your feelings but choose to trustGod moreand believe, with confidence, that He is good all the time. When you recognize God for who He is and yourself for who you are, you will want to cling on Him in total dependence. As God is our Shepherd, we have the assurance that, "Surely goodness and love will follow meall the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6
In order to enjoy the goodness of the Lord, we need to submit to Him totally and dwell in Him always. Once we do this, He will go on ahead, with us, His flock, behind Him, and goodness and mercy follow us. This applies to each one of us who belongs to the Good Shepherd. It is all part of the Shepherd's provision for those whom He will never abandon.
We have to be convinced of the inexhaustible supply of God'sgoodness and mercyat every step of the way; and give Him glory. As He is our Shepherd, He will not fail to bring us finally to glory, where He, Himself, is. His goodness and unfailingkindnessshall be with you all the days of your life, if you look up to Him as your Shepherd. He will make sure that He leads you the right way and provide all you need.
The bible tells us in Psalm 27:13-14, "I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lordin the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." As the Lord will not reject or forsake you, you will see His goodness always. Taste and see that He is good and you will be amazed at His kindness.
Because the Lord is our Light and Protector, He will not withhold any good from those who walk along His paths. He is so good and kind, as He is ready to forgive those who come to Him in repentance. We need to be careful not to mistake God's goodness as approval for the wrong way we are living.
As Christians, we must pray constantly that God will point out our sins so that He can deliver us from them. Child of God, I encourage you to stay on the right path and you will see the goodness of the Lord in every area of your life. PEACE
If you have not already committed your life to Jesus and you would like to do so now, please pray this prayer:
"Lord Jesus, I am sorry for all the things I have done wrong. Thank you for dying for me on the cross, to set me free from my sins. I ask you to come into my life as my personal Lord and Saviour, and fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank you Lord Jesus. Amen."
Congratulations, if you have prayed this prayer. Please look for a Bible-believing church, to fellowship with the brethren. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if I can be of any assistance to you. Remain blessed and enjoy the presence of the Lord.