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The Gift

Do you know how amazing it is to be able to see the goodness of GOD? Too many people are living in despair every day and too many are fighting the temptation of suicide around the world. One reason is because they are blind to the goodness of GOD that surrounds them. Life has blinded them to the obvious and they see no hope. Darkness engulfs their soul.

It is a gift to be able to see and declare the goodness of GOD. While I have never been suicidal, I have felt desperate and alone. I could not see His goodness. Oh I had glimpses, but could not get a clear look at it. Those seasons can last for a very long time. Situations like the death of a child, the loss of health, or the trauma of rape can blind us to the great goodness of GOD.

And yet Psalm 36 declares:

“Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, Your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains.”

Do you see what he’s saying? GOD’S love, His faithfulness and righteousness is so obvious. They are like the highest mountain or the infinite sky. They’re everywhere. And yet, sometimes we suffer so deeply from life’s blows that the pain blinds us to something so obvious.

If today you are seeing and declaring the goodness of GOD, then be grateful. Many people can’t. You’ve been given a gift. Celebrate His goodness and your ability to see it.


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