Do You Believe God Is Good?28th September 2017
Do you believe that God is good?
It can be extremely hard to believe that despite all the things that have happened in our lives, in the lives of the people around us and in the world, that God is good. I believe that that all our struggles and wrestles with God occur when we don’t truly believe that God is good. When we are unable to look past suffering and temptation to what God has already offered us in Jesus, and when in some capacity we believe that what we are able to offer ourselves, is greater than what God has offered us. And I know that when it seems like God is running on a calendar completely different to ours’, it can be hard to trust that in all things He is working for good.
Life can be filled with many welcome and unwelcome surprises, and come death, sickness, suffering, hurt, loneliness, disappointments; there will be things that happen in which you will not be able to see the good in. The truth is, there are things that have happened in my life and in the life of the people around me, if I had a choice I would not choose for me or them. But I continue to keep trusting in God because in the most broken of times, I’ve found that God is the only one who can really truly save us. So I choose, despite all things, to believe that God is good.
Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." – John 20:29
So in the face of suffering, in the face of unanswered prayers and unanswered questions, you will come to find that sometimes faith is a choice.
What is your choice?