Believe in God’s Goodness Towards You

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[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living!Psalms 27:13 (Amplified)

Often, I hear people say that whatever they are ‘going through’ is the will of God and I beg to differ. David, in the verse above, tells us that it was his believing in God’s goodness that kept him going in tough times. How could we have faith in God’s goodness if it is His will that we suffer? The things we often go through or experience, in my opinion, is not the Will of God but it is due to the sin that is in this world. Not your sin necessarily, but sin in general.

For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived mePsalms 51:5 (New Living Translation)

David, in his pleading with God, puts it plainly. He understood where the problem rested…in sin. To say that God made you sick to teach you something, or He made you poor to keep you humble, is to go against everything the Word teaches. If this was true, then why attempt to get delivered…it is difficult to get delivered from anything we presume God is the source of. In fact, it is wrong to expect God to take something away that He gave you! Please understand this; God is not the one who blesses and curses…God is not double-minded, for He says: “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways…”James 1:8.

Remember, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above… (James 1:17). God gave us His Son to bring us into right standing with Him (righteousness), His Word to transform us into His image, and His Spirit to keep us and guide us into His Truth. With all this, how could also be the source of every ill and discomfort we face? The answer is: He is not, because God is good! This is why we absolutely must exercise faith in His Goodness and His willingness to bless us and bring goodness into our lives.

God was in Christ. He was working through Christ to bring the whole world back to Himself. God no longer held men’s sins against them.2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLV)

Many will tell you that God is punishing us for this or that; when you hear that…RUN! Jesus took the curse as a final sacrifice and penalty for our sin. Thereby, allowing everyone who receives Him by faith to become righteous. In other words, because of Jesus, God has adopted us and gave us His righteousness! That excites me to no end. God is so good and loves us so much that He did not leave it to chance but settled it all forever. We just need to receive His gift of righteousness by faith and start a daily walk with Him…having faith in His goodness.

30 As He said these things, many believed in Him [trusted, relied on, and adhered to Him].

31 So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.

32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.John 8:30-32 (Amplified)

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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21 comments on “Believe in God’s Goodness Towards You
  1. Your message is so very awesome brother Sebastian! My spirit smiles radiantly in delight after reading it! God bless!

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  2. Thank you Sebastian for all you do to encourage and inspire others through God’s Words. I have nominated you for the Shauny Award which I do hope you’ll accept. Realizing you are extremely busy this time of year, please feel free to nominate others whenever you have a chance. (It’s a real easy award to do) Check it all out on my site today. Blessings,

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  3. Your article lays to rest the idea that “God won’t put more on you than you can bare.” It is very true that sin, and often personal, causes difficulties in life. Yet God does not desire that we suffer by reason of sin rather He seeks healing from that sin. This is the reason Jesus came; salvation. After all salvation is deliverance from the power of sin. And if we are delivered from the power of sin the the love of God is able to shine through.

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  4. Amen, thank you for this today.

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  5. Amen. Truth. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

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  6. I really needed to hear this! Thank you!

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  7. Jay Moli says:

    This is such a great share. I am sharing this in my twitter. People must read this. Thank you. 🙂

    Just a question: Does God always forgives you?

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    • Sebastian says:

      Hi Jay!
      You’re welcome and thank you for sharing this. I am happy you enjoyed it enough to share. As for your question: I believe, through Christ, God forgives us for everything we confess and give over to Him.

      The scriptures teach there is no forgiveness for blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Matt 12:31-32). However, it is not made clear what the parameters are concerning this.

      So, I urge everyone to watch their attitudes and speaking towards each other and especially towards our Lord.

      Blessings!

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  8. Elaine says:

    Amen! Great post!

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