A good God

I remember when I was a little girl, a thought process worked mightily in me one night in bed. Who was I?  How had I happened to be born now, at this time and not some other? Here I came on the world scene without any choice of who I would be, where I’d be born, who my family would be, and all the myriad things of my life.  What if the maker of everything was bad? I was helpless, vulnerable, and without any control at all. It was overwhelming and a little frightening.

Then, without knowing why, my next thought was clear:  the God of the universe was good, not evil. He wasn’t out there using his subjects for some diabolical game.  I somehow knew I was chosen to live here and now by design--a good design.

Where had that thought come from? I can say now with my adult understanding that God was revealing Himself to me. I had been taught of God’s love early, and now the picture of that truth in relation to the big universe and little me was huge. I still remember the unspeakable relief that came over me. I didn’t have to be afraid. He was good.

I was raised in a Christian home, taught about Jesus and His love for me. That night of childish revelation opened my heart to trust Him, and through all the ups and downs of life, I never lost that certainty that He was trustworthy. Further, looking back through blessings, defeats, growth, and failures—I can speak from absolute experience. Yes, He is good!

It’s my delight to speak well of Him. And that’s my purpose here--to say to you, dear reader, you are safe in trusting Him with your life.
“Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men!”     Psalm 31:19

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