You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.” Psalms 119:68 NASB
One of the hardest things to do is believe that God loves us as much as He says He does. This struggle has been a reality in my life. It’s easy to generalize God’s love and goodness to the masses instead of realizing that He loves you and I as if there were only one of us. This year, I made a decision to pursue His love and trust Him in spite of whatever I may encounter. Like most New Years “resolutions”, this one was no different. It stayed behind with the first few days of January as my life moved forward. However, when I attended Bread We Break, I was awakened as we proclaimed God’s goodness in “King of My Heart”. I had been basing God’s love and goodness on the good things in my life, which isn’t necessarily wrong but l soon realized that it’s short lived when things stop looking pretty.
That night, my focus shifted from circumstances defining God’s goodness to seeing His goodness in all circumstances even if it may not look that way. The more I focus on God, the more this becomes true. I’ve learnt that He is Good because He says He is and I strive to live life through those lenses. Until you see the puzzle, you’ll never appreciate the importance of each piece. He is A Good Good Father.