GOD is good, All the time!
Does this mean that bad things will never happen to us? No—for we live in a fallen and broken world; in and amongst human weakness.
The favour and goodness of God does not mean that we will not ever experience spiritual or physical battles.
However, it does mean that in the midst of the trial, we can expect His blessing to accompany us and to fall upon us.
Let’s go to Psalm 23 to discover what it means to have the goodness and mercy of God follow us every day of our lives.
1. Faced with Need?
THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. (Ps 23:1, AMP)
In times of need, we can know Him intimately as our shepherd and provider—more than at any other time.
2. Tired and Weary?
‘He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.’ (Ps 23:2-3)
In times of exhaustion, we can trust God to lead us to Divinely-appointed places of rest and refreshment.
3. In a Dark Place?
‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.’ (Ps 23:4)
As we journey through dark times in our lives, we can be miraculously free of fear. In the darkest of places, the richest treasures of His Presence are available to us.
4. Surrounded by Enemies?
‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’ (Ps 23:5)
In times of spiritual warfare, we can experience a feast of God’s goodness. In these times, we can receive a fresh infilling and empowering of His Spirit.