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Can You Ever Completely Understand God’s Goodness?

Tom Angstead November 24, 2011

 There is a difference in understanding and believing!  A familiar verse that speaks about God’s goodness is Romans 8:28. 

 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.

 We may know and we may believe He is working all things together for good, but if you are like me sometimes we just don’t understand His goodness in the midst of trials, accidents or even life in general.

Think about this:

Romans 5:8 But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us!  

In God’s goodness He sent His Son while we were in utter rebellion.

Consider this:  Would you ever send your child into the world to be murdered for people that hated you?  I wouldn’t!

When I fail to see God’s goodness in trials, accidents or life, the problem is not God’s goodness; the problem is my head and my heart.  The problem is my small view of a wonderful awesome good God.

Isaiah 55:8-9 For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways. This is the Lord’s declaration. For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Prayer

Lord, I often see how I fail to understand your goodness.  Lord, I desire to always be fast to believe your goodness.  Lord, I desire to be full of your Spirit and be a man that is always full of your joy and full of your peace (Gal 5:22).  Lord, I am so prone to forget!  I desire to be fast in confessing my sin (1 John 1:9) of doubt and repent.