The Lord is righteous in all His ways and gracious in all His acts. – (Psalm 145:17, HCSB)
Everything the Lord does is good. Everything He does shows how loyal He is. – (Psalm 145:17, ERV)
Everything God does is right – the trademark on all His works is love. – (Psalm 145:17, MSG)
The Eternal is right in all His ways, and He is kind in all His acts. – (Psalm 145:17, VOICE)
I included four different translations of this verse, as each points out the goodness of God that is made evident through His actions of love. This is what we need to remember and hold onto, as bad that happens is not caused by God, but rather by the brokenness of this world. What God does is stay with us, love us, and give us His peace as we navigate all things that come our way. The people who walk alongside us are a gift from Him, and the good we experience is because of His loving kindness. All that is good, all that is lovely, all that is loyal and kind, these are the things of God. May we ever seek the Lord and His goodness, for He is faithful to show His loyal love through all that He does.
The Lord is so good,
In all of His ways;
He’s loyal and kind,
Throughout each new day.
His blessings bring peace,
His presence is love;
Our help and our hope,
His gifts from above.
So, ever choose seek,
For in Christ you’ll find;
Goodness, love and grace,
Forever He’s kind.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that every good and perfect gift comes from You. Thank You that as we seek You, we find how faithful, loyal and loving You are. Forgive us for blaming You for the bad in the world. Teach us to turn to You in trust, for You are our anchor through the storms and our peace in places it is absent. Show us how to love those around us as You do, so that loyalty and goodness make Your love evident to all. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for who You are and how You love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. – James 1:17