God Is Good
READ: Genesis 3:1-7
The phrase “God is good, all the time; all the time, God is good” is repeated…
almost like a mantra.
I often wonder if they really believe it or even think about what
they’re saying. I sometimes doubt God’s goodness— especially when it
feels as though God isn’t hearing or answering my prayers…
if others were more honest, they’d admit they feel the same way.
[Satan, disguised as a serpent] – planted a doubt in Eve’s mind about whether God had been good
to her and had her best interest at heart. He said, “God knows that in
the day you eat of [the fruit] your eyes will be opened, and you will
be like God, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). Satan tried to convince
her to believe that God was holding out on her and not giving her
something really good—more knowledge.Do you feel as though God
isn’t answering your prayers? Are you tempted to doubt His goodness?
When I feel this way, I have to remind myself that my circumstances
aren’t the barometer of God’s love and goodness—the cross is. He has
shown how good He is by giving His only Son Jesus to die for our sin….
But day by day as we choose to trust Him
more, we learn to believe with confidence that God is good—
time. — Anne Cetas
When you are tempted to deny
God’s goodness, love, and grace,
Look to the cross of Calvary,
Where Jesus took your place. —Sper
Circumstances aren’t the barometer of God’s love and goodness—the cross is.