How do I know that God is Good?
Because the Bible tells me so!
No one is good but One, that is God. Luke 18:19b
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Psalm 34:8
Once you know – without a doubt – that God is good, you can approach Him in all confidence, knowing He won’t hurt you, won’t bring suffering to you, will never leave you or let you down. He is always there in time of need.
When you go through troubles it is tempting to cry out “God, why are You doing this to me?” There are, sadly, many Christians who will tell you exactly that – God is causing this trouble to teach you a lesson. Refuse to believe it because it is a lie from the pit of hell!
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be by tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone. James 1:13
The Word says we learn by hearing the Word, not by being sick and broke. God does not put cancer on His kids to teach them lessons. He is good, after all!
The enemy, and/or our own consequences for wrong choices bring on troubles and trials. We know the enemy comes only to steal, kill and destroy. When he comes, we must take a stand against his works.
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7
When you stand, and stand firm in faith, you will be able to say to the enemy, as Joseph did:
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good.” Genesis 50:20a
How can you get it into your heart and get rid of all your doubts that God is really good? Spend time getting to know Him!
Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you. Job 22:21
Keep the faith!!