“And if NOT, He is STILL good.”
This is one of the toughest things to grasp when you are going through a hard time. You might wonder how you can still feel that God is good when you just lost a child, your marriage is failing, or you just can’t catch a break. The truth is though that God is ALWAYS good. He loves you and cares about you. When sin entered the world long ago, death entered as well. The hard times we experience are a result of living in a sin-filled world. God has told us that life here on earth will be FULL of trials. It’s hard not to associate those trials with being punished. I know that I have often felt like I was being punished for mistakes I had made in my past. The good news is that God IS good and He promises to make all things new. He promises to be there with you THROUGH those trials. He also promises eternal life with HIM in Heaven where there will be no tears or pain ever again. I encourage you to reflect on this verse from Psalms whenever you are going through one of your trials:
Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
God loves you very much and He understands your pain. Remember that God the Father knows pain well. He had to watch His only Son be crucified. He daily watches the people that He created and loves sin against him. He sees ALL of the sin in the world. He know’s what pain is better than anyone. Instead of being mad and upset with God, try to rest in His embrace. He promises to give his children a peace that surpasses ALL understanding.
xo, She Paints Truth