When we stop trusting that God is good, we attribute sickness, destruction, and disaster to His hand. We stay in dysfunctional and painful situations because we attribute it as His will. We don’t fight when the enemy walks in our home, or attacks our family and friends because we think God wants to “teach them a lesson.” We can’t readily receive His blessings because of doubt.
When we stop trusting God is good, then we make room for bitterness, unbelief, and defeat. Hope leaves, and there’s little to no confident expectation for our problem to work for our good.
The Word says THE ENEMY is the one who kills, steals, and destroys, but that Christ came that we may life IN ABUNDANCE (John 10:10).
Is it good? Does it lead to life? Is it unto peace, joy, and righteousness? Is it the fulfillment of a promise? What’s the fruit of it? It is destructive to your health, family, or finances? It is stealing from you? Is it killing you?
Let’s discern well. God is good.
God we declare that You ARE good and that Your plans for us are good. Thank You that You are able to turn everything around for our good, and use everything the devil meant for evil. Lord where we have allowed hopelessness to enter, we call forth hope. Where defeat and unbelief have settled, we loose strength and faith. Thank You for having the final say in our lives. Help us to align with Your truth in both our words and actions.
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows].”
JOHN 10:10 AMP
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,”
Romans 14:17 NIV
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
Psalm 34:8 NIV
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NIV
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
JEREMIAH 29:11 AMP
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
Genesis 50:20 NIV
“One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.” Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!” “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed. Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”
John 20:24-29 NLT