Bible Study, Encouragement

God’s Overwhelming Goodness

Woman reaching her arm to heavenTime and again I stumble, fall, and find myself in the pit. You know the pit, don’t you? It’s that place where we often camp and have our pity parties.

Let’s be real, we all do it don’t we?

Life begins to throw those flaming darts at your head, and all you can do is duck and run. In an instant, you feel crushed beneath the weight of the world, and in the attempt to escape, you once again fall into the pit.

 Or maybe you fall time and again into the pit.

Maybe you have become so accustomed to the pit that you’ve decided to make yourself comfortable and stay there choosing to decorate and make it pretty.

Some fabulous decor from Hobby Lobby with scripture makes everything comfortable, doesn’t it?

Moses basket with baby feetIt’s there, in familiar, comfortable pit, that the goodness of God is overwhelming His children. It’s from that pit God hears our cries. He, in His magnificent glory, bends down and draws us out up from the pit of despair like Moses being drawn from the water.

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me. O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol, you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. Psalm 30:2-3

God cradles His children and sets our feet on solid ground. He restores our broken and makes us new. 

I often think God must grow tired of picking me up every time I fall, but He never does. He always comes to my rescue. He will do it for you too if only you will trust Him.

Yes, sometimes our Heavenly Father demonstrates loving discipline, but that lasts for a brief moment. He heaps His grace and mercy upon us forever more. 

By your favor, O Lord, you made my mountains stand strong…” Psalm 30:7

Oh, how I need to praise Him! We should all shout to Him with songs of worship. In God, our mourning is turned to gladness, and our pain is healed. To Him, I will shout will thanksgiving, praise, and worship, for He alone is the perfect Father, and our Perfect Savior.

Thank you, Lord, for lifting me from the pit. 

You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, that my glory may sing your praise and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever! Psalm 30:11-12

 

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