Finding His Goodness

Pastor Ed Young - Lead Pastor of Fellowship Church
Ed Young

January 10, 2024

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Read

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Think

Helen Keller said, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.”

In this world, we find ourselves divided into two groups: those presently wrestling with tragedy and those who, at some point, will face their own share of heartache. It might seem like a grim reality, but it's a part of life's tapestry, woven with both joy and sorrow.

The questions echo through our minds when suffering knocks at our door: "Why pain? Why suffering?" These inquiries reverberate in our prayers, seeking understanding in the midst of confusion. Yet, amidst the uncertainty, one thing remains steadfast: God's goodness. Even as we grapple with the darkness, we can hold on to the truth that God stands on the side of goodness, while evil finds its origin elsewhere.

There's a mysterious beauty in the way God operates through our pain. He's the master weaver, skillfully taking what the enemy intends for harm and weaving it into a masterpiece of good. Although our finite minds may struggle to comprehend his ways, we find solace in knowing that every trial, every hardship, is sifted through the loving and capable hands of our Creator.

Resting in the assurance of God's unwavering love becomes our anchor in the storm. It's a profound peace found, not in understanding every twist and turn of life, but in trusting the One who holds the entire narrative. In his embrace, we discover a sanctuary amidst life's tumultuous moments, finding strength to navigate the unknown, secure in the knowledge that even in our darkest moments, his light shines through.

Apply

Trust that God is working behind the scenes for your good and his glory. Explore passages like Romans 8:28, Psalm 34 or Isaiah 41 to find verses that offer hope in suffering.

Pray

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge your sovereignty and unwavering love. You are the God who sees our pain, hears our cries, and remains steadfast through every storm. Help us to trust in your divine plan, even when the path seems obscured by pain and uncertainty. Remind us that your ways are higher, and your purposes prevail, even in our deepest struggles. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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