I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them… I will rejoice in doing them good. (Jeremiah 32:40-41 ESV)
This is one of those promises of God that are difficult to grasp, to fully accept. God rejoices in doing you and me good. That’s extravagant love! Can you think of any fact more encouraging than that?
Sometimes our situations are so hard to bear that it feels like God is doing all He can to make us miserable. In those days, we need to remember.
To remember those low moments, those moments where we were so weak that we were sure God’s grace could not be enough for us and yet we saw God answer prayers after prayers.
To remember that time when we wanted that specific seat and prayed, then those two guys just left and we got the spot.
To remember that exam we were sure to fail and we got the mark we wanted.
To remember that surprising phone call which rejoiced your heart.
To remember those moments of unexpected blessings, those heavenly winks.
It was God doing us good and rejoicing in it. So let’s be encouraged and comforted. The all-powerful God, the one who hold all things, takes pleasure in doing us good.
Surely your goodness and faithfulness will pursue me all my days, and I will live in the LORD’s house for the rest of my life. (Psalm 23:6 NET)