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Monday, May 9, 2016

Knowing That God Is Working for My Good

In review of Psalm 23:6 it says, "Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever."

Bottom Line:
God you show goodness and unfailing love always. If we follow you, you will allow us to dwell in your house forever.

What this means to me:
Your goodness and unfailing love will be with me always in this life. As I follow you, I’m allowed to dwell in your house with you forever.

It’s good to remember that even in the middle of my hurts, habits, and hang-ups, God will be always watching over me.

When King David says, “Surely your goodness will pursue me,” he’s not saying, “Surely only good things are going to happen to me!” He knew as well as anyone that bad things happen to good people.

David’s point is that God’s goodness will follow after, or pursue, him. No matter how bad or evil or difficult something seems, God will work it out for good.

It’s one of God’s great promises that he’s given to me as a believer: I can know that in everything that happens to me, God is working for my good; especially if I love God and am fitting into his plans (Romans 8:28 - And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.). As a believer, the Bible says all things are working together for good, not that all things are good, but working together for good.

There is no difficulty, dilemma, defeat, or disaster in the life of a believer that God can’t ultimately turn toward his purpose.  

What I’m learning is that God does not waste anything. He will use whatever we face to build our character, strengthen our faith and allow us grow in him. God wants me to trust in him and do what I know I need to do, in faith, that he will not rip me off.