Here is a basic and essential truth that each one of us needs to ALWAYS hold on to with all of our being…
“GOD IS GOOD!”
Since the beginning of time, Satan and his cohorts and this corrupt and broken world have relentlessly and tirelessly tried to get mankind to believe the lie that “God is not good”.
Let’s look back at the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent in the garden of Eden for a moment:
3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'”
4 “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Now there are many things that can be drawn and learned from this story but, for me, there is one very important thing; you see, the serpent sold Eve a lie, the serpent slandered God’s character and Eve bought it. So, in Eve’s eyes now, because she has bought the lie of the serpent, she believes that God does not have the best intentions for her life. She believes God is holding out on her. In essence, Eve no longer believes that “God is good”.
Folks, it’s the same with us. Many, many things will press in on our lives, either from the enemy or from this broken world and try to take from us that essential pillar of truth in our lives that “God is good”.
Can you see that in your own life?
Can you see where the devil has got in by a whisper or a shout saying something like, “See, I told you so. Look at what is happening, God is not good”.
And so, you are the one that suffers. You have bought the lie of the evil one into your heart. You have been tricked and deceived. The problem is, this lie robs you of the fellowship and the relationship of your Heavenly Father.
Never let go of the truth and the fact that “God is good”
Else your hope and relationship in the Lord will be lost.
Heavenly Father, forgive me that I have bought a lie of the enemy that you are not good. I see that now. Lord, you are good and all your ways are just and right. Lord, restore unto me the joy and my salvation. I never want to be in this place of isolation and hopelessness again. Lord fill my heart with your love and your peace and your joy. I trust you with all of my heart, in Jesus name, Amen.
To be continued – the justice of God