“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalm 8: 3-5
Think of Rachel. Think about the man at the pool of Bethesda. What do they have in common? God’s goodness!
We see in the Scriptures God blessing people because of their faith, their righteousness, their prayers, etc. Then there are those examples where people receive mercy and help despite their lack of faith, their lack of prayer and their unrighteousness. Rachel? She was all about prevailing over her sister. But God thought of her and gave her the desire of her heart. The man at the pool couldn’t even say to Jesus, “Lord, please help me.” And Jesus healed him.
That is true goodness, true kindness to show mercy and love just for the sake of mercy and love. And God does that a lot. Think of when you weren’t so full of faith, when repentance was hard and praying harder, and God was just blessing you, taking care of you. Do you remember? I do.
We have a God who is good in His essence and who has the power to do the good He wants. So let’s forget our worries and pains and let be at peace, praising Him because He really cares.
“The LORD is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O LORD, and all your saints shall bless you!” Psalm 145:8-10