‘Good things happen to those who know God loves them.’ Joseph Prince.
The popular cliché is, ‘Bad things happen to good people.’
And so bad things happen to good people, reinforcing the idea that we can expect bad things to happen. The more we believe bad things will happen, the more they do.
We know God loves us, the Word says, ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…’ That is wonderful.
Next, we are told, ‘God is able to do exceedingly abundant beyond all we ask or think.’ Eph 3: 20-21. That is even more wonderful. But has anything changed in our lives? Are we still struggling with circumstances and life?
Psalm 91: 1-6 pops out at us, ‘He rescues us from every trap…protects us from the fatal plague…his promises are your armour… no need to fear the dangers of the Day or the plagues of the night. Though a thousand fall at my side and ten thousand around me, the evil will not touch me…’ When we read this passage, our reaction is that those words are written for King David at that time; not for today. We dismiss the writings as not spoken by God and continue the struggle of life as best we can.
God loves us so much Jesus died for us, the promise is exceedingly abundant more than we ask or think. God wants our soul to prosper and be in health, he’s our shield and protector. What stops us from taking God at his Word? It is our mindset. We have been taught what we can believe or can’t believe but never to take God at his Word. Oh no! God may love us but not enough to give good things to us.
We need a new mindset, one that knows God truly loves us. An understanding that God is never mad at us, who never listens to the tittle-tattle of others. Are we genuinely confident we are the apple of God’s eye, his righteous children because of Jesus death? A new mindset will bring about confidence in the Word. So, make sure you know God loves you.
Thought for the Day: ‘Good things happen to those who know God loves them.’ Joseph Prince