Delighting in God’s Goodness: A New Series

The goodness of God surrounds our families like a mighty fortress and comforts our hearts like a warm blanket. The goodness of God makes gray days sunny and sunny days brighter. The goodness of God gives us reason to hope in the midst of a storm and to sing, “It is well with my soul.”

Because God is good, we always have hope.

Because He loves us, He has a good plan for our lives (if we’ll follow Him).

Because He has flawless character, we can trust Him that His ways are best.

Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) directs us to delight in God:

Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Do you delight in God’s goodness? Do you take joy in who He is? The character, will, and ways of God are so good—so loving, right, and faithful—that in every season and situation of life, we have reason to delight in Him.

Since it’s easy to focus on what goes wrong in society or in daily life, I am beginning a new series spotlighting the goodness of God. In how many ways can we trust God to provide for His children and protect them? How does He work good out of harm or difficult situations? What testimonies can we give of His faithful love, trustworthy character, and joy-sustaining fellowship?

In this new series through May and the summer months, guest bloggers and I will explore the many facets of God’s goodness. What aspects of God’s character do you delight in? What topics would you like for us to discuss? Tell us in the comments below, and it’s my prayer that this series orients our attention on the great goodness of our God and stirs our hearts to delight in Him and trust Him all the more!

 

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Delighting in God’s Goodness, the joy of the Lord, the character of God, Psalm 37:4, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Comments (8)

  • anon

    Hi, Katy!
    I love this topic. Interestingly, I'm researching to write on the topic: How Do We Know God is Good? 
    If we spend much time reading/watching the news, even Christians can question the goodness of God. My heart is to demonstrate how we can KNOW that God is indeed a good God even in the midst of this crazy sinful world. 
    Blessings,
    Beckie

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    That's interesting we had similar themes in mind for our blogs. I would be interested in reading yours! Even in the chaos, God is still God. Unpacking what that means could take a thousand books, couldn't it? But at least, we can capture some of it and share it. Thank you for your comment!
     

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    This post is a timely and beautifully written reminder to keep our focus on our Heavenly Father. 

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    Thank you, Jeannie!
     

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    That was a great post, Katy. Thank you for sharing. Here are some ideas. His goodness in: His sacrifice for us, His faithfulness, constant provision, telling us ‘no’ or making us wait on Him, exposing our sin to make us more like Him, His grace by connecting us with others in the body of Christ, His glory, His saving grace and making Himself known to us, He never fails, His love and mercy and grace always abound, forgiving our sins and teaching us to forgive.

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    I love those topics, Paige! Thank you for sharing them. You gave so many good ones. I am going to keep them in mind for the series. May God bless you and your writing!
     

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    I love this topic, Katy. What a world that swirls around us--all the more important to keep our focus stayed on God and who He is in the midst of it.
    I was contemplating this word this week too - DELIGHT - in the context of God delighting in us. Another encouragement when a world does a bang up job of tearing us down. Remembering who God is. Remembering who we are in Christ. Focus on the eternal rather than the temporal things we can see and hear.
     
    Blessings on the new series,
    Jeanne

    May 16, 2017
  • anon

    Thank you, Jeanne! The fact that God delights in us is incredible and a gift. He loves us so much, so through this series, I hope we can love Him all the more. Thank you for the well wishes and your comments! 
     

    May 16, 2017

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