Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday’s Trust - Is God Always Good?

Tuesday’s Trust

Is God Always Good?

Words from Corrie Ten Boom, Holocaust survivor:

Often I have heard people say,

"How good God is! We prayed that it would not rain for our church picnic, and look at the lovely weather!"

Yes, God is good when He sends good weather.

But God was also good when He allowed my sister, Betsie, to starve to death before my eyes in a German concentration camp.

I remember one occasion when I was very discouraged there. Everything around us was dark, and there was darkness in my heart.

I remember telling Betsie that I thought God had forgotten us.

"No, Corrie," said Betsie, "He has not forgotten us. Remember His Word:

‘For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him.’"

Corrie concludes,

There is an ocean of God's love available - there is plenty for everyone. May God grant you never to doubt that victorious love - whatever the circumstances.


11 For (God’s) unfailing love toward those who fear Him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
 12 He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.
 13 The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
 14 For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust.

15 Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
 16 The wind blows, and we are gone—as though we had never been here.
 17 But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him.
 His salvation extends to the children’s children
 18 of those who are faithful to his covenant, of those who obey His commandments!

~Psalm 103:11-18 NLT

Corrie Ten Boom thanks to Corrie Ten Boom Museum

NLT = New Living Translation of The Holy Bible

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