Three great Psalms to make you smile.
Psalm 100:5 “For the Lord is good and His love endures for ever.”
No matter what we believe about the nature of God the one aspect we can be sure about is that He is good. He was good yesterday, He is good today and He will be good tomorrow. He cannot be anything else but good because that is His nature. It is part of His essential personality, it is fundamental to His glorious character and it is foundational to who He is.
Psalm 23:6 “ Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life”
If God has promised to be with us then we can be certain that His goodness is like an eternal shadow which remains by our side for the rest of our lives. Just like His love, His goodness never abandoned us. Rather God’s goodness remains with us, perusing us, treating us with kindness and seeking opportunities to bring about our wholeness and peace. God is always guiding our hand so that He may demonstrate His goodness by doing us good!
Psalm 27:13 “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of God in the land of the living"
So here is our daily declaration; here is our act of faith: here is our hope. That if we take time to open our eyes we will be rewarded with a revelation of the goodness of God in our day. Every time we wake to a new morning, every time there is warmth and understanding in a conversation, every time a decision is made that is based on love, grace and justice and every time there is new life, freedom and healing. In fact every moment that brings a simple act of good, old fashioned kindness.
God’s goodness is not just for eternity, it’s for the here and now, it’s for today. We are so privileged because we have come to know the one who is the embodiment of goodness, Father God, whose pleasure is to lavish His goodness on His children. How cool is that?
Now, doesn’t that make you smile?