Lent: Day 36
You Are Good
I want to scream it out From every mountain top Your goodness knows no bounds Your goodness never stops Your mercy follows me Your kindness fills my life Your love amazes me
And I sing because You are good And I shout because You are good And I dance because You are good You are good to me
Nothing and no one comes Anywhere close to You The earth and oceans deep Only reflect this truth And in my darkest night You shine as bright as day Your love amazes me
With a cry of praise My heart will proclaim You are good You are good And in the sun or rain My heart celebrates You are good You are good
Psalm 136:1-3 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods, for his steadfast love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords, for his steadfast love endures forever;
When things don’t go as we want or expect it is easy for us to question God’s character. Maybe not consciously, but we can slowly begin to doubt His goodness to us when we are disappointed or frustrated. We may even conclude His is a strange goodness and not what we normally consider ‘good’. There is truth in that. It is a different kind of goodness because it is perfect. God’s goodness is never compromised. It is never conflicted. It is goodness in absolute distilled purity. If ever we do not understand it, that’s because it is so pure and wonderful it escapes our imagination. God is good. And nothing is good without God.
FATHER help me to trust and celebrate Your absolute goodness, to live convinced of Your joy and righteousness!