Sunday morning as I’m strolling through my FB feed, I see a post from a friend at the beach. It’s a beautiful picture of a sunrise and it reads, “God is good.” As I further scroll in my FB feed, I see many posts on the destruction in LA due to record flooding.
The question that popped in my head was, “Is God only good at the beaches of NC?”
Each of us are in different seasons of our lives. Some of us are in seasons of blue skies and beach dwelling, some of us are in a season of flooding, and many are in seasons between the two. But regardless to what season you find yourself, one thing is true: God is good.
For my friends who find themselves in the flood – literally or metaphorically – I encourage you to not allow your circumstances to determine your view of God. He is good. The flood is temporary. His faithfulness is eternal. The flood will subside. His love endures forever.
In your flood, declare He is good. Remember that he promised when you pass through the flood, I will be with you. God is not the author of the flood but the flood gives us an opportunity to witness His faithfulness first hand. It gives us a testimony of His goodness. It gives us an opportunity to see His divine restoration. We will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
When they dedicated the temple, they sang in unison: God is good and His love endures. The temple became so thick with His presence, the priest could not perform their duties. While in the flood, begin to declare and sing, God is good. Let His presence permeate every iota of the flood. Declare who He is despite what you see, despite what you feel.
God is good at the beaches of NC and He is good in the floods of LA. He is good everywhere between.
“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the Lord was filled with the cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.”
2 Chronicles 5:13-14 NIV