How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. Psalm 31:19
Looking around the world, it can be difficult to see good things if the focus is not correct. Everywhere a person looks, one can see crime, war, hatred and sinful acts or promotion of sin. Some may wonder if there is any good left.
Then, add in the problems of just everyday life that many people go through. People going through life-threatening sickness, homelessness, no job, split families and bills past due.
Some of the problems are ‘smaller’ such as being late for work, tire blowing out, a messy house, dishes to get done, meals to plan, and children fighting.
As one sees all the problems in the individual life and in the world, it is sometimes difficult to see what God is doing. God has plans for each person and they are good plans.
The only way to get those good things is to believe in and follow God. Those who serve God with all of their heart are the ones who will see the good things God has for them.
The amount of good things that God has stored up for each believer is beyond count. Those things are also beyond imagination, some of which will be revealed in this life. Others which will be revealed in heaven.
As you trust and fear God with all of your life, God will be able to pour out those good things on you. You cannot trust in the things, this world or yourself. You have to take up refuge in God and trust in Him alone.
Regardless of how good a day you have or how bad a day you have, in the end you will have and be with God for all eternity. That is the ultimate good thing God has for you.
However, in this life, God will pour out good things on you. You may see a good sunrise, or sunset, give you a good friend, a good church, a reason to laugh or smile, food on the table, and the list goes on. God will never be short on giving good things, if you trust in Him and not the things.
I pray today that you will know and trust in Jesus; that you will have a proper fear of God; that God will open your eyes to the good things you have been given; and that you will take up refuge in God alone.