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  • Writer's pictureColby Anderson

Your Morning Coffee 06/20/2024

Good morning!

Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father remind us afresh and anew today, that He is good. Father, you are good! Your never-failing love and forever faithfulness are too wonder-full for me to fully understand. And yet your good love and forever faithfulness do not depend on my understanding. Father, in the name of Jesus, by the guiding, growing power of the Holy Spirit, help me to make good, daily, practical use of your goodness. Amen!

Your Morning Song: "Simplicity" by Rend Collective

Your Morning Scripture: Psalm 100:5

For the Lord is good;

His steadfast love endures forever,

and His faithfulness to all generations.


What good is God's goodness?

Why is it so important that God is good?

He can do anything. He is everywhere. He knows everything. But that's terrifying! How can I trust anyone or anything that has all of the power, and presence, and understanding?

I can trust Him, if He is good. And He is.

And God's goodness, like His power, His presence, and His understanding, is perfect and complete and whole. He is the only one who is good.

God's goodness is why I trust Him. God's goodness is why I am not afraid of what He can do. Anything. God's goodness is why I am not afraid of where He is. Everywhere. God's goodness is why I am not afraid of what He knows. Everything.

God's goodness is why I trust Him.

As a child and a young adult I heard, "God is good" a million times over. Sometimes people said it when their life was good, and that made sense to me. It is an easy thing to say when life itself is easy and feels nice.

But I heard it more often when life was hard for people. They would hurt, struggle, suffer, weep, grieve, and say, "God is good."

I didn't like it. I hated it. It sounded fake, cheesy, like a desperate, shallow attempt to try to suppress what was happening and just move on.

And then I got older. And I hurt. I struggled. I suffered. I wept. I grieved.

And then I said to myself, in my heart of hearts,. "God is good."

Because instead of shallow and desperate and cheesy, the goodness of God is so deep and rich and full of hope.

Because God's goodness is greater than any bad thing that can happen to me. Sin, brokenness, evil, suffering, pain, tears, all of it is shallow compared to God's goodness. God's goodness is greater than any pain, any sorrow, and suffering, any struggle.

And so, when life is hard, when our hearts and minds and eyes are tempted to despair, say to yourself, "God is good."

If our response to life is, "God is good," then we will be resting in Him, in His never-failing love, in His perfect and persisting goodness.

And because He is good, He will be with us. He will be with you, as His beloved child. No matter what is happening in your life right now, good or bad, "God is good." And that is forever.

May we be a people known by the phrase, "God is good." May we be a people who live and move and breath and rest in comfort of our God who is good.

May we form our lives to echo His goodness, embrace His goodness, act out His goodness, speak His goodness, and rest in His goodness.

No matter what.

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