Is God Really Good?
“God is good.” Everyone who’s been a Christian for a while has heard this statement a thousand times. In fact, we hear it so often it can start to sound kind of cliché-ish. We hear it. We say it. We sing it. But do we really believe it?
For the next 21 days we are going to be exploring what the Bible has to tell us about the goodness of God. My prayer for you is that God would reveal His goodness to you in fresh and life-giving ways. Knowing the goodness of God is truly transformative.
David wrote in Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” Interesting choice of words don’t you think? The goodness of God is so real, so profound, we can actually taste it within our soul. It is more than something we hear about and read about and sing about; it’s something we can personally experience and take in and enjoy.
A.W. Tozer once wrote, “What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” I don’t believe Tozer is overreaching. How we view God will influence all of our thinking. One of the most important things about maintaining healthy perspective on life is to make sure that we have a biblically accurate view of who God is. And the best way to do that is to regularly, systematically read and meditate on scripture.
As you begin this 21-day journey, I invite you to pray a simple prayer with me asking God to reveal His goodness to you in a deep, personal, meaningful way. Your confidence in the goodness of God must be authentic. It must come from deep within, for when it is real to you it will change your life.