Wednesday, 03 February 2010

The Lord really is good

We have all heard that verse "taste and see that the Lord  is good" (Ps 34:8) so many times that we don't even "hear" what is says anymore!

The Lord is good.

The problem is that many times and for some people all the time, we don't actually believe God is good. We've got our evidence to the contrary.  Life has dealt us some heavy blows, we get depressed, someone breaks our heart, we don't get that job we so desperately needed... and we're left thinking God doesn't really care.  Or worse, that's He's vindictive and spiteful.

Psalm 118 starts by saying give thanks to the Lord for He is .... *drumroll please*... good.  And continues on to say "His faithful love endures forever."  It says so again in Psalm 136, oh and in 2 Chronicles 20:21...and so forth and so forth. 

The Lord is good.

Lamentations 3:25 goes on to say "The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him."

And what about Isaiah 30:18-19? It doesn't specifically mention the word good, but that's pretty much what  it means..

So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion.

For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.
O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more.
He will be gracious if you ask for help. He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.

If you are weary and longing to experience the Lord's goodness, listen to the song on the youtube video below.

The lyrics to Peace Be Still
Come to Me, you who are weakLet My strength be yours tonight; Come and rest, let My love be your bed
Let My heart be yours tonight

Peace be still, Peace be still; Please be still and know that I am God
And know that I am God

Come empty cup, let Me fill you up; I'll descend on you like a dove tonight
Lift your head, let your eyes fall into Mine; Let your fear subside tonight

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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