The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. - Nahum 1:7
This was the verse that the kids memorized last week at Kids Camp (which was amazing, by the way). All week long we reflected on how God is good, even when our situations are sad, scary, or unfair.
This week we’ll be looking at God’s goodness in our devotions. While we often oversimplify God’s goodness and make it into a slogan or a saccharine sweet ‘truth,’ the scriptures do no such thing. The goodness of God is full of mystery, engaging with the brokenness of the world and the hiddenness of God. The goodness of God is layered and textured, connecting personally with each of us as well as blanketing humanity. The goodness of God is also resilient enough to handle our questions, fears, and doubts.
So today, take a moment to ask yourself how you relate to the goodness of God. Do you take it for granted? Do you have an experiential knowledge of it, or is it more theoretical? Do you even think about it at all?
Now read over that verse again slowly and allow God to speak to you from it.