Monday, March 26, 2018

HIS GOODNESS

At those special moments of spiritual highs--it is so easy to say
"God Is Good"  and yes, indeed, He is good.

When that long anticipated baby makes his first lustful cry,
and tears of joy threaten to leak down your face-
God is Good.

When a loved one in need of a medical miracle,
turns the corner and returns to good health-
God is Good.

When the last day of cold turns to the first glimpse of Spring,
and the glories of new growth shine all around-
God is Good

When the early days of infatuation leads to until death parts us,
and you step off side by side to a lifetime journey-
God is Good.

When laughter springs from tears,
and joy comes from despair-
God is Good.

When all is right with the world,
and the sun warmly shines upon your head-
God is Good.

But-when things go wrong--horribly-terribly--wrong
And all seems lost-
God is Good.

When we say goodbye to those we love,
after begging for them to be spared-
God is Good.

When nature turns lethal,
And disaster and destruction rule the day-
God is Good.

When a lifetime partnership becomes broken at some point,
by death or simply walking away-
God is Good.

When tears fill your days and laughter disappears,
and your faith is tested to the breaking point-
God is Good.

So often I see or hear the comment, "God is Good"-
yes, He is.  Goodness is one of the attributes of God
which cannot be changed or questioned.
Seldom though do I hear of God's goodness
when the world has turned upside down.



When the world is at its worst--He is still good.
Though we do not understand the why's
We Do know He loves us beyond our capacity to understand.
He is faithful
He is our provider
He is by our side--omnipresent.
He is God and He is Good.
On the best day of your life
and the very worst day you can imagine,
God is Good.

And Jesus said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone.
Luke 18:19



6 comments:

  1. The thing is ... let's face it, Lulu, as individuals we have been spoilt. We want everything to be OK and hanky dory, whatever that means, all the time. We do not want the bad times, which come to most of us every now and then. And when the bad times come we blame God. Even though most of the time it is our fault that things have gone wrong.

    Every one one meets these days has a complaint or other to make. Whether it is global warming, melting ice caps, the big freeze, recycling, too much salt in one's diet, overweight, underweight, and one complaint after another. I mean ... is it my fault that I could not find my shoes for ages?

    They were found today at my colleagues new apartment. I have never been to her new apartment. How did they get there? I went to her old apartment several times, stayed overnight even. But never left shoeless. So how did my shoes end up in her new apartment?

    It is high time people faced up to their responsibilities and stopped blaming God. If I were God I would soon sort them out, I tell you. Have you heard of plagues of locusts and other pestilences?

    God bless.

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    1. We are narcissist of the highest order, Victor! Somehow we got the idea life can be utopia. That ship sailed at the first Apple bite! I could go on and on, but I’m preaching to the choir.
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  2. Good word, Loralu. So hard to remember (and believe), but so necessary.

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    1. Yes, His goodness is not conditioned by our approval.
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. Absolutely amazing reflection, Lulu! Yes, God is good, all the time, and His goodness reaches out to us in all times and places.
    Blessings!

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    1. His goodness is not clouded by life, Martha, and he is not our Fairy God Father. YES, He is good all the time!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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