• Karen M. Peeler

God is Good

I am good says the Lord and in me there is no darkness. Even when the darkness tries to hide you, I see you clearly and am working on your behalf. Nothing can hide you from me. My eyes are ever upon you and I love you. Turn back to me and I will lift the heaviness and emptiness created by the craving for the world. Seek me first and I will reveal the kingdom to you on earth. You can be confident that you will see my goodness in the land of the living.

"God is light, and in him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5)

There is no darkness in God. His will and ways are perfect and lack nothing. Reading this passage this morning I am in awe of how He looks down through time and unearths provision for such a time as this. Nothing surprises Him or shakes the mighty and powerful foundation upon which His kingdom is built.

The voice of God is faithful and loving. How do you hear the voice of God? Do you believe He is good? Did you know we can shape and mold the voice of God based on the filter by which we define His character and attributes? Tiny lies planted by satan can block the truth about the faithfulness of God.

Working as a biblical counselor in a church of over a thousand people I saw this often. Many would begin to describe the dialogue between God and man. I would listen and quickly discern the voice they heard was not the voice of a faithful loving Father but the father of all lies.

God continues to be light even when darkness surrounds. Our world has redefined everything good as inconvenience. What we once understood to be productive is now considered strange and uncommon. Satan has deceived the church. But God continues to be light even when the darkness surrounds and He can lift the veil and awaken the hearts of man.

Darkness cannot hide us from the Father of light. He does not accuse His children He covers with truth. He works all things for the good, even the deepest wounds are no match for His healing power. The Father pursues us and longs to transform us into the image of His son. There is nothing we can do to stop His love. He is faithful even when we are faithless. He shields us and sings songs of deliverance over us. We can turn away and choose to define him by the world's standards, but His love continues to flow.

But even in darkness I cannot hide from you. To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. Psalm 139:12

"Even the darkness shines as bright as the day to a God pouring out His light upon a world sick with sin."

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:8

Filtering the goodness of God through selfish desires and the common behavior of the world, leaves us with a never ending emptiness and yearning for more.

How do you hear the voice of God? When he speaks correction there is no condemnation. He is good. He is faithful. He is forgiving. He is everything our heart desires.

As you start your day, remember the goodness of God. And no matter what you have done or where you are, He longs to offer forgiveness and new mercies.

"True repentance pulls down strongholds and renews the mind to filter life through the goodness of God, the power of the cross and His purpose to save the world."

Speak life for "The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works." (Psalm 145:9)

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