Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Goodness of God

Holocaust by Mikhail Onanov

Corrie Ten Boom once remarked about the goodness of God, saying
"God is good when He sends good weather, but God was also good when He allowed my sister, Betsie,to starve to death in a German concentration camp."

She remember when she was discouraged and told her sister that she felt God had forgotten them.

"No, Corrie," said Betsie,
"He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word: "For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him."
(Psalm 103:11)

In that moment, Betsie taught Corrie about the reverential reflection of God's goodness, even in her darkest hour.

Often, we mistakenly believe that our circumstances reflect God's goodness and that if times are tough, God has turned away from us, but scripture tells us that He" the same yesterday, today and forever' (Hebrews 13:8);

His goodness is certainly no exception.

Whether you are struggling through a low point in life or experiencing showers of blessing, take time to meditate on Scripture that tells of His goodness and love, for it will surely strengthen and sustain you.
Half Dome, Yosemite Valley by Albert Bierstadt
Half Dome, Yosemite Valley

Let your joyful heart praise and magnify so good and glorious a Creator.
William Law
David Jeremiah



Anonymous said...

Beautiful thoughts and so true, thank you.

Adrienne said...

Yes, God is good - all the time!

Maxine said...

Yes, yes, yes. I'm glad I came over. I'm about to go to bed and thought I'd make a few quick stops before I did, and these are precious thoughts to think on as I lay my head on the pillow.

Saija said...

He giveth more grace ... in each and every trial ...

blessings on you!

Lille meg said...

Amen! Thank you for this reminding!
I need it, and I suppose eveyone does.

Jim's Patty said...

Hi there:

What soothing music. I was doing some typing and thought I would pop over.

Hope your Friday was as peaceful as your Thursday.

Talk to you soon.

Jim's Patty

Dawn said...

I love Corrie Ten Boom - I had one of her sayings on my computer screen at work for many years - Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Cathy said...

Thanks for those thoughts, Mimi. He loves us with an everlasting love.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading this in Corrie ten Boom's book. It impacted my heart and my thoughts so much. I had to realize that I had seen God the way I wanted to see and not as He truly is. My heart was overwhelmed with a stronger love for Him at that moment.
Hope you are doing well,

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I come here and always leave feeling so much better...m.

Denise said...

Oh my....... I love those pictures..... The goodness of God given so freely to us but at such a price to the Father.........