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Bible Ballistics: BBs #453 All His Ways Are Good???

 

God is ever at work in our lives—and HE is good all the time, for goodness is HIS nature! He is righteous and true, holy and just, He IS love– among His other attributes. As I heard it described recently, God isn’t a jumble of part goodness, part love and part all these other things to make a “Job’s mix”; but God is 100% love, 100% truth, and on and on with all the attributes of God! So as God is working in our lives, HE is always just, true and He is love! When things seem to overwhelm us, our God has it in control—whether for our instruction, our growth, our correction, or our increased usefulness in the Kingdom!

Behold, happy is the man

whom God correcteth:

therefore despise not thou

the chastening

of the Almighty:

18 For he maketh sore,

and bindeth up:

he woundeth,

and his hands make whole.”   Job 5:17-18

As an old praise song says:

Praise Him in the morning, Praise Him in the noontime. Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him when the sun goes down!” (Lyrics by Byron Cage)

We are to praise Him with our lives, not just our tongues, and when our hearts are set on HIM, we will find the peace, confidence, and joy that comes only from walking with Jesus! And we can walk with complete confidence in God’s sovereignty in every thing that is going on in our lives. Just “fix your eyes” on Jesus and:

Trust in the LORD,

and do good;

so shalt thou dwell in the land,

and verily thou shalt be fed.

4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;

and he shall give thee the desires

of thine heart.

5 Commit thy way unto the LORD;

trust also in him;

and he shall bring it to pass.

6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness

as the light,

and thy judgment

as the noonday.

7 Rest in the LORD,

and wait patiently for him:

fret not thyself

because of him who prospereth

in his way,

because of the man who bringeth

wicked devices to pass.

8 Cease from anger,

and forsake wrath:

fret not thyself

in any wise

to do evil.” Psalm 37:3-8

God is ever working on our behalf and I pray that you can find comfort today for whatever issues you are facing. God is at work on behalf of His children, whether for correction, or for training, or to draw you nearer to Himself!

And ye have forgotten the exhortation

which speaketh unto you

as unto children,

My son, despise not thou the chastening

of the Lord,

nor faint

when thou art rebuked of him:

6 For whom the Lord loveth

he chasteneth,

and scourgeth every son

whom he receiveth.” Hebrews 12:5-6

Scripture goes on to assure us that God is ever working in our lives for our good and His glory, that we will be a minister to others in all our ways—often when we’re not even looking!!!

Now no chastening for the present

seemeth to be joyous,

but grievous:

nevertheless afterward

it yieldeth

the peaceable fruit of righteousness

unto them

which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands

which hang down,

and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths

for your feet,

lest that which is lame

be turned out of the way;

but let it rather be healed.”    Hebrews 12:11-13

So whatever you are facing, remember that God is at work in all who belong to Him. And if you don’t belong to HIM, you can come to HIM today!

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:

if any man hear my voice,

and open the door,

I will come in to him,

and will sup with him, and he with me.”   Revelation 3:20