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For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalm 100:5 ESV
God is good.
God is love.
God is faithful.
Take a deep breath and let that soak in for a minute. I think we rush past these amazing characteristics about God all too often. They can become so familiar to us we take them for granted. Or maybe such a foreign idea, we can’t really wrap our minds around them.
There was a time in my life when I couldn’t see God’s goodness, love and faithfulness anymore. The hurt and pain I was going through blinded me to all the times God had shown me who He was in the past. I have a feeling there are many who can relate.
Pain has a way of causing us to go numb as a means of self preservation.
Thankfully I have generations before me who have seen firsthand God’s faithfulness. My loved ones reached out and reminded me of God’s countless times of goodness and love in the past.
We truly can take God at His word. His faithfulness is the same yesterday, today and forever. (see Hebrews 13:8)
What do we do when God’s goodness, love and faithfulness feels like a distant memory at best and nonexistent at worst?
We can cry out to our Heavenly Father and let Him reminisce with us over the times He’s shown His goodness, love and faithfulness throughout our lives. Remembering them in the generations before us as well.
We can write those memories down on index cards, memo pads, or even a rock as a way to remember. Put them on a mirror, car dash or in our pockets to help remind us the next time we forget.
Next, dig into His word. God has shown His goodness and love throughout countless generations right there in print. Ask Him to open our eyes to His faithfulness as we turn each page.
His words never grow stale and antiquated.
Then shout His praises and give Him glory for all the goodness He has shown throughout the generations.
A grateful heart is revealed in a grateful life.
God has shown the ultimate love for us by sending His son, Jesus, to set us free from the grip of sin on our lives. It doesn’t get much more faithful than that!
How has the Lord shown His goodness, love and faithfulness to you? In what specific ways will you respond to it?