“You are good. Hallelujah, you are good!”
These are the words to a worship song we sang this past week. That’s it – the entire song. And frankly, as my worship team and I belted these words to the heavens, a profound sense of awe and reverence began to take over.
Sometimes we believe God is good because we say He is. You know, because He did what we asked Him to do.
Sometimes we believe God is good because of what He does.
But the reality is God is good because that is Who He is! Period. End of story.
Micah 7:18 says
“Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.”
Even when we are at our worst, and He has the right to be angry and judge us, God delights in showing us mercy and love.
When put this way, how can we not cry out about the greatness of our Lord!
It’s one of the reasons I love the Psalms. When I am feeling despair or uncertainty, I can always find reassurance and comfort in this book.
I will bless the Lord at all times;
his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
and let us exalt his name together!
I sought the Lord, and he answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to him are radiant,
and their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him out of all his troubles.
</em> The angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
Diera is a minister and youth leader at New Beginnings Worship Center, Pennsauken, NJ, and works full-time for an educational nonprofit in Philadelphia. She is wife to Chaplain Juan Mendez and mama to Olivia Joy. She spends her “spare time” running an online invitation design shop on Etsy and write occasionally for her personal blog, With Style, By Grace. Diera is a God-fearing, Starbucks loving, tech junkie (…in that order!) who simply wants to inspire women to invest in THE beauty that never fades!