The World is a Mess, but…

The world we live in is a mess, but God is still good.  If we’re not careful we can get fixated on all the troubles, and what appear to be unresolvable issues in our society, and forget that God is good!  When I think of all the things right now that are causing divisions and are being fueled by those with power with world-wide agendas, I tend to forget that God is good.  When I focus on my personal issues and struggles, I tend to forget that God is good.  I know there is hurt and heartache all around, but I know that God is good.  God is good even when things are bad and out of control and have turned our world upside down.  God is good when I am alone and God is good when I feel rejected.  God is good because He can’t be anything else, whereas, you and I have an option.  Jesus said these words,

So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one [is] good but One, [that is,] God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.”   Matthew 19:17

The rich young ruler thought he was good enough to be accepted by God into eternal life.  He thought he had done enough and had been good enough to get into heaven.  According to what Jesus said, no one has met the standard of goodness, but then that’s why Jesus came.  God is good because He sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and meet the standard for us so that we could be accepted by God.

Perhaps you need to be reminded today that God is good, even when life is hard and painful.  Because God is good, one day He is going to right every wrong, and you need to rest in that truth.  Because God is good, you can expect your situation to turn around or for God to show you another perspective.  Because God is good, you can turn to Him and pour out your heart, all your struggles and issues, and know He still loves you with an everlasting love.  When things are bad in your life, tell God, “I know You are good.”