Finding Good in God
It is a task of moral and intellectual laziness, a simpler choice to make - that God is bad or impotent, not good and all powerful.
A world awash in evil and under the wicked spell of suffering does battle with a God of goodness, of love. This is the fight of faith. It is the heart's cry for a soul settling assurance.
In 1873 the blind Fanny Crosby penned an inspiring hymn Blessed Assurance . Fanny could 'see' God's goodness despite all her outward evidence.
Unable to see God's glad written words for her steady and trusting faith, Fanny Crosby wrote a hymn about them instead.
She captured exactly the spirit of what our Lord Himself wrote in the Bible:
- I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself. (Psalm 89:2)
- Praise be to God who has not rejected my prayer or withheld His love from me (Psalm 66:20)
- The Lord God gives power and strength to His people (Psalm 68:15b)
- Praise be to the Lord, to God our savior, who daily bears our burdens (Psalm 68:19)
Dr Neil Anderson is right:
Never doubt in darkness what God has shown you in the light.
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Jesus wasn't inviting people to assent to a short forgiveness contract; He was inviting people to participate in a new covenant.' ~ Roy Godwin
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