God is great.
God is good.
I've heard that all of my life – haven't you?
But do I really believe it???
As far as God being great…Absolutely. Unequivocally. Without a doubt.
All I have to do is look through a microscope or a telescope to figure that out.
Is He good?
Well, honestly, that’s where I stumble a bit…
Because if God is great, He is able. That means He can do anything. But…what happens when He doesn't?
If He can, and He doesn't (He won't?), then is He good?
In the realm of human relationships, when we have a need and someone knows it, and they don't help us, then we're…Disappointed. Hurt. Angry.
That IS how I feel about God sometimes.
The enemy's math?
God can + God doesn't (He won't) = God doesn't care.
I can't conclude that…and why not? Because...
The enemy's words + my sinful nature = A LIE.
If I truly believe that God is great, then His definition of good must be different than mine. It must be better than mine.
My part in the matter?
Trusting in God's ABILITY – determining in my heart that He CAN.
Whether or not He WILL or WILL NOT is a matter of His sovereignty.
That's His part.
He does love me – He really does!
All I have to do is look at the cross to figure that out.
God is great + God is good = Trust Him.
I have to believe that – I will choose to believe that…
How about you?
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do…" (Proverbs 3:5-6)
"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."
"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen."
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