Here's a challenge. When you see the phrase, "God is...?", how do you complete that sentence? What were the first words that came to your mind?
How you answered might say a lot about where you are right now in
your walk with the Lord.
Did you say God is good?
I know many people who have said that. One person told me recently
that they know He is good but they don't always feel He is good.
Their head says yes, their heart says I don't know. The question becomes, does God
have my best interest at heart? The truth can be pointed out
through the Scriptures but when the rubber meets the road, do we truly
believe it in our hearts and live it out in practice?
Did you say God is great?
What does that mean to you? Great at what? Or is great defined as
"having considerable power?" If God is great, how does that effect the
way we live?
Did you say God was loving?
God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. (John 3:16) Do we
feel that love? We may know that we are loved but do we really believe
it? Do we live as though we know God truly cares about our needs?
All these questions and it all goes back to one thing in my opinion. Do
we trust God to be the God of all? Do we believe He truly is fair,
loving, kind and filled with truth, or is He only those things when we
get our own way?
Proverbs 3:5 says we are to trust in the Lord with ALL of our hearts and
not to trust in our own wisdom or way of understanding things.
We may not feel it, we may not truly believe it, but it does not negate this truth:
"For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations." (Psalm 100:5)