TOPIC: God Is Good
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1
When my friend Pete was in Mali, West Africa, he was in a traffic accident. A man had wandered into the road in front of Pete’s bike. The bike hit the man and sent Pete and the bike crashing into the ground. Shortly after Pete woke up in the hospital, his doctor told him he had been “really lucky”. Pete smiled and replied, “God is good.”
Later he thought about the day’s events. The man who was hit hadn’t received any bad injuries, and Pete would also get better. But what if one of them had been more seriously hurt? He thought, God would be no less good.
When we go through pain or loss, we may wonder about God’s goodness. Is God always good? Yes, He is. He doesn’t promise that bad things will never happen to us, but He does promise to be “our refuge and strength” (Ps. 46:1).
He doesn’t promise that we will never walk through difficult times, but He promises that we won’t be alone (23:4). God is good—no matter what suffering we are facing. Even when we don’t understand, we can say with Habakkuk, “I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour” (Hab. 3:18).
REFLECT: GOD IS GOOD, EVEN WHEN LIFE IS HARD.
Our Daily Bread for Teens 23 October 2021 Devotional was written By Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB). Our Daily Bread Teens Edition a reading plan with bite-sized devotions and relatable stories that help teenagers connect the timeless wisdom of God’s Word to their daily life.