So often our wrong theology about who God is or what God is like can get in the way of our spiritual growth. Very little hinders that more than when we have wrong views about God’s abundant generosity towards us.
Maybe you have prayed and God didn’t answer your prayer...but He did for that "idiot" over there you think!
You watch as other people receive blessing after blessing and think, “Why won’t God do that for me!?!”
Maybe you pray for something for a longtime...the salvation of a family member, a job, a reliable vehicle...someone else comes along and you pray for them and they get what you need.
During these times, we can be tempted to believe God has it out for us. It’s not that you don’t believe God is good...you just believe He is good for everyone else but you.
In Psalm 31, David is pouring out his troubles to God, and right in the middle he says, Psalm 31:19, “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.”
When crazy moments happen, or you just need to catch a breath, stop and reflect.
Reflect on God's Goodness today. Visit these memories often.
Like David, I’m sure many of you have treasures and memories. Some are buried way down deep, gentle reminders and hope filled moments that you can pull out at any time to cherish, remember, and be encouraged. Some are the Goodness of God from the promises He has given to us in His Word.
Search deep in your heart and you will be surprised what God will bring up for you. Things you may have forgotten, even things from your childhood, sweet memories and treasures can come to mind and bring you so much enjoyment. Share those pockets with others around you. They would love to partake of the goodness being spread around too.
And watch God move again in your life. He is that good. And if He did it then, He can do it again. Rest In His love.
Lord, we praise you for your goodness and faithfulness in this past year. Help us to count our blessings and to be assured of your love. In Jesus, Amen.
“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations" - Psalm 100:5