Faith explores the realms opened by the promises of God
Jesus reveals the nature and heart of God. Jesus is also the greatest revelation ever received by mankind of God’s promises. These promises are the playing field of our faith. But this playing field is only as big as our recognition of God’s goodness.
Too often we expect the worst, even though God has promised his best. This happens when we fail to make the connection of God’s goodness with his promises. This kind of thinking creates conflict, especially as we try to discern the source of a problem. Many even attribute the clear work of the devil to God Himself because they believe that God authors bad things for our good. In other words, the end justifies the means.
We would not accept this standard of logic in any other area of life. Yet it has become common in the theology of many because they do not understand the cornerstone of all theology—God is good.
Receive your assignment
When the issue of God’s goodness is settled, your assignment becomes much clearer. When you really believe that God is good, things will begin to open in your understanding that were previously out of reach.
Instead of living in reaction to problems or wondering who’s at fault, hope for breakthroughs and solutions begin to rise within you. You will live proactively, looking for places for God’s promises to be fulfilled as his goodness is revealed.
It is time to get the issue of God’s goodness settled and move out with hope. Out of this conviction you will look for chances to let your faith explore the boundaries of his goodness. These boundaries are much more extreme than you could possibly imagine.