I have a friend who hit a point where he didn't know what was going to happen with his job, ministry or anything that was about to take place in his life. Around that time, he wrote to me and said, “My wife and I were in a meeting in New York City, and I was hoping that the meeting would go differently. Afterward, my wife and I were walking to Whole Foods right in midtown Manhattan.”
John Bailey and Mark Renfroe talk about their life experiences and learning to trust God through good times and bad.
God’s goodness means that, if you love him, he is always on your side. No circumstance, trial or tribulation could change that. God is deeply, totally good, and he will work things out accordingly in the end.
“Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads” (Revelation 9:3-4, NKJV).
Why is “greenness” important to our faith? Remember, the locusts are commanded not to touch anything green. Simply put, they can’t hurt anybody who’s walking in faith.
Gary Wilkerson shares biblical insights into what we can do while we are waiting for God to answer our prayers.
“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly” (Matthew 6:6, NKJV).
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
God knows what doubts haunt us. He isn’t shocked or surprised. Instead, he invites us to trust his goodness and direction in our lives.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
In a world that seems to be growing darker and more difficult by the day, Gary Wilkerson exhorts Christians to take time to focus on God’s goodness.