All the days of my life
If we want to know what the Father thinks about our circumstances, our griefs and sorrows, we need to look at Jesus:
Think about these scriptures:
The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
[1 John 3:8]
And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them,
triumphing over them by the cross.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
For the Lord is good and His love endures for ever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.
Many times, ‘I don’t know’, is the simple answer. Face-down, I can seek the Lord for understanding, but it is vital that I don’t let my experience be the foundation for my faith. God is good – all the time – and wants us to know that in our every day. However, when disaster strikes, this also needs to be our battle cry, as we run to Him not away. And whatever the reason, whatever our situation, He has promised to work it for our good, for nothing can separate us from His love [Romans 8:28, 37,38].
[Psalm 34 8]
The last thing to say about this beautiful scripture is that the word for ‘follow’ actually means ‘pursue’ or ‘chase’! Want to be chased down by the Lord’s goodness and covenant-love?
It’s good to change our minds – about the Lord’s goodness and love. And it’s also good to develop an expectation that we will see evidence of this in our everyday lives.
Paying attention to the emphases, let’s declare over ourselves:
His love for me endures forever.
My life is filled with good things.
Every good gift comes from my Heavenly Father.
Jesus has come to destroy the Devil’s work in my life.
He blesses me as I take refuge in Him.
He works everything together for my good.
The Father’s goodness is pursuing me today.
His covenant-love is chasing me down.
I expect to see evidence of His goodness, and covenant-lovetoday.
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