“God for Good!”

Psalm 146:3-10 is a powerful reminder of where to put my trust. God never fails and is God for Good!

Don’t put your life in the hands of experts
    who know nothing of life, of salvation life.
Mere humans don’t have what it takes;
    when they die, their projects die with them.
Instead, get help from the God of Jacob,
    put your hope in God and know real blessing!
God made sky and soil,
    sea and all the fish in it.
He always does what he says—
    he defends the wronged,
    he feeds the hungry.
God frees prisoners—
    he gives sight to the blind,
    he lifts up the fallen.
God loves good people, protects strangers,
    takes the side of orphans and widows,
    but makes short work of the wicked.

God’s in charge—always.
    Zion’s God is God for good!
    Hallelujah! (The Message)

The things and people of this world are wonderful, but my trust must be in God. He sees what I cannot and knows His creation better than anyone. Psalm 146 allows me to relax and remember that it is God’s world, and I am His daughter. I don’t have to do anything but love Him and those in my path. That’s more than enough to keep me occupied for as long as I’m here. There is sweet peace in knowing that I don’t have to do what only He can do.

Life gets frustrating when I think I have to do all and be all. God doesn’t need for me to be Him or defend Him, just trust Him and know that He is in charge now and always. He “is God for good!” That gives me hope and makes me want to shout Hallelujah! along with the psalmist who penned this beautiful song.

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