Day 38/39

God is good!

I don’t know why I say that. Maybe it is to affim it in my own mind. Certainly I need that truth affirmed. I say I believe it, but at times I find myself acting in disbelief!

Kay and I just finished a book Your God is Too Safe by Mark Buchanan and published by Multnomah Press. It is a wonderful book and we both highly recommend you read it if you haven’t already. Kay’s sister Martha gave it to us. (Thank you Martha!) Anyway, Mark Buchanan says several times “God is not safe, but He is good.” How true, even when we don’t understand, when we wonder what in the world God is thinking and doing, or is He thinking? When we are sure that He must be asleep, God is good! He always does what is best for us.

That is a hard truth to comprehend when we are in the midst of the fire. (I wonder if Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego had moments when they wondered about the safety of being a child of God? Daniel 3:22-23) It is, none the less, true. God is good. It is easy to say with our mind, but hard to comprehend with our heart. God is good! The sooner that we come to that realization, the sooner we will be able to accept the”gifts” that He gives us and thank Him for every gift! Whether it is the “gift” of multiple sclerosis, the “gift” of a heart attack, or the “gift” of prostate cancer. God is good!

This is the verse that I have “camped on” since the fall of 2000.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
Matthew 7:9-11

Multiple Sclerosis? Heart attack? Prostate cancer? No, God is not “safe.” But, God is good!

Thank You God!

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