¹⁹Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! ²⁰Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
The goodness of God is evident in and to His creation, He prefers not one to another- His goodness is to all-
We know that every good and perfect gift is from God (James 1:17), it is impossible to exhaustively name the areas God has been good for memory betrays us, a lack of understanding of goodness fails us.
For instance, just the oxygen we breathe free of cost is our very lifes’ sustenance yet all we can say in frail gratitude is Father thank You for life, we cannot fully comprehend what life is, we simply are enjoy it buy the hand of God full of His Mercy. We are likened unto one on a life support machine but God took that place, He is our life support.
⁸“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.⁹O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.”
He has stored up so many good things for us, like a buccaneers treasure chest heaped up and spilling over with unearned precious stones.
Like an inheritance, we cannot earn the goodness of God, a parent simply gives all he has to beloved children.
He gives sunshine and rain to both the evil and good, how much more will he give to His very own, for as surely as Jesus says:
If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? ( LUKE:11:11-12).
Look back and see His goodness , remember where He has brought you from, remember that time when you were at your wits’ end, a limit of your mental resources, lacking a way out , remember that time it felt hopeless, then the sudden miracle, that accident you survived, remember !! Remember that moment when life seemed totally drained out, I know one who carried her child that looked stiff and dead that even those who beheld only saw a child as good as a corpse but God…..,
The little one is fully grown and a wonder, she reflects and looks back only to give glory to God.
We said, look back and see, there is one better, LOOK FORTH AND SEE, Yes You’ve been given grace to see into the depth of the future, to make it simpler, You’ve been given access to the heart of God first experiencially and then by faith.
If You truly are born again then You can see the heart of God….I know the plans I have for you , plan of good and not evil, plans to give you anexpected end….
Create expectation, create…
Warfare minded Christian usually relate with past trauma and history, add also the things freely given of God and know the path/way and ways of God. Once You know God, You never have to lift a muscle.
He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
He is a God who parts your red sea and makes a way where there seems to be no way, the Elohim who shuts the lion’s mouth and makes your threat an Eden, redeeming you with victories, fighting unknown battles you see not, over shadowing you with His presence, tucked in His tabernacle, protected from the brutal insults of men. He breaks through your darkness and lights your path, bands-He breaks asunder, breaking through any limitation to your aid, for Israel Bars of iron He broke, Mercy sought the fallen man . He turns a dry wilderness into an oasis of water and springs flow from dry land, He calms the waves and stills the storm.
⁹For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.¹⁰Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron…
Come to that place and return to the God that saves, one that fills with goodness, as Jacob toiled in sweat yet blessed to the benefit of another, cheated by his father in law, nevertheless, God was faithful and His goodness never stopped, it flowed, muiltiplied, broke forth..
Thus the man ( Jacob) increased and became exceedingly rich, and had many sheep and goats, and maidservants, menservants, camels, and donkeys.
May I be enthused with joy because of him, and as a son / daughter of Zion, I will pour out my joyful praises to my King, break forth with dancing, make music and sing God’s praises with the rhythm of drums! I am adorned with His beauty and crowned with His victory.
⁵I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.⁶And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.⁷They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.
“Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”