• Chris Steele

Why is God so Good to Me?

Be Strong, Be Well — Sunday, June 28

Christians should know God is good. We have struggles and problems from time to time, and sometimes these may linger for a while. When those times come we have a choice.

We could fall into the trap (guess who sets those traps—2 Corinthians 2:11) of blaming or questioning God for our troubles. We might say, “Why is God allowing this to happen to me?” “Does He really care what I'm going through?” When our blame and ingratitude get the best of us, we can’t think much beyond selfish thoughts.

Maybe we have forgotten all the good that He has done on our behalf. Who asks, “Why is God blessing me so much?” “Why is God being so good to me?”

When we stop to think about the good and the bad in our lives, for the Christian, we should be able to see the good outweighs the bad. If we can’t see this, then our focus needs adjusting.

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:1-2). 

When we are tempted to fall into one of the devil’s traps, remember, God loves us. He loves us more than anything. And He is so good to every one of us!

When we need an attitude change, start reading passages on the goodness of God. In the Psalms alone we can get a tremendous boost out of the dumps of our own problems and be grateful for how good He really is.

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever” (Psalm 23:6).

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).

“Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!” (Psalm 31:19).

“Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” (Psalm 34:8).

Challenge yourself to find more scriptures on God’s goodness. You may be surprised at how many there are. Before you’re finished, you’ll feel so much better. —Chris

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