Today’s Prayer: Give me refuge in God’s goodness.
God is good at the right times, unclear times, and even the hard times but all the time God is good. We must learn to rely on God and His goodness. He loves us unconditionally and blesses us unconditionally. He invites us to live in Him completely wrapped up in Him surrounded my His grace and goodness. But we must consistently yield and seek refuge in Him for our lives to take the order and make sense. Seeking refuge in Him requires us to be faithful and humble. We need to trust that He is always conspiring for us, and He knows far more than we ever will. I think by humbling ourselves to these truths we can be lifted up in Christ and releasing control to Him will allow things to be done for our good.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
Believing that God is good will give us the security in truly trusting in Him. Our confidence in Him will allow us to seek Him for our directions whether it is life decisions, health, fitness, emotional health. Relying on the fact that God is good opens doors for us that will forever be closed until we give Him complete control.
Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
Let’s define two words: Refuge– being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger or trouble; Good (n)- that which is morally right; righteousness or benefit or advantage to someone or something. With these definitions and in our prayers. We are praying to be safe in God’s righteousness that benefits us. We can’t take refuge in the world’s goodness because it is fleeting and does not endure forever but God does. In all areas of our life and honoring our temple is not excluded.