Summary: Everything God does is good. What He did in the Bible, He's still able to do today.
GOD WILL DO IT AGAIN
"For I am the Lord, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob." Malachi 3:6.
God is consistently the same, He never changes! Nothing can be added to Him and nothing can be taken from Him. What He is today He always was. What He is today He shall always be. Every part of His character is as true today as it was at the beginning of time. The God of today is the same God that created everything in the beginning.
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17.
Have you ever gone through a very difficult time and wondered where was God in the situation? This is a human response when things seems to be falling apart. Yet we can trust that God is good. As Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” He always has good plans for us. Everything God does is good. Though we may not understand His ways, we can trust Him fully. "The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works." Psalm 145:9.
"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" Numbers 23:19.
God is not a man! Neither is He a woman. God is not human. He is superior beyond the sphere of humanity. Hence, He has no need to repent. God doesn’t lie, so all His promises and covenants are true and sure; He doesn’t change, so His character remains the same. God speaks and acts; He promises and fulfills. He's the Creator and the source of all life.
"who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us," 2 Corinthians 1:10.
The same God who delivered Paul from his prison can deliver you, too. What He did in the past, He's still able to do again and again. The word "again" speaks of new beginnings, fresh starts, once more, repeatedly and another time.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8.
The Jesus Christ of the Bible who went about doing good is the same Jesus we worship today. Throughout the Bible God reminds His people again and again how He has helped them in the past, and He also promises that He'll continue to help them. It may seem like there is no way out of your current situation, however I want to let you that God can make a way. If God was able to make a way, for the children of Israel, He can do the same in your life! You may not have the slightest idea of how He'll do it, but be rest assured that God will do it. The same God who showed Himself faithful in the past will show up in your life again and again. It's not over until God says its! Don't stop believing in God.
REMEMBER WHAT THE LORD DID:
"17 “If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?’— 18 you shall not be afraid of them, but you shall remember well what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: 19 the great trials which your eyes saw, the signs and the wonders, the mighty hand and the outstretched arm, by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid." Deuteronomy 7:17-19.
Repeatedly, the children of Israel forgot the miracles God had done for them! Whenever a new problem arises, they grumbled and doubted the power of God. They saw many signs and wonders, including the breathtaking parting of the Red Sea. But once they're settled, they quickly forgot all God had done before their eyes. Psalm 106:7.
Are we any better? Do we not often do the exact same thing? "Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me," Isaiah 46:9. God knows our penchant to forget. That is why He is adamant we be intentional about remembering His goodness. The challenges we face today may be different from yesterday's own, but God remains the same. If He did it before for us, He could do it again for today. Remembering the goodness of the Lord provokes praise and worship. It builds our faith and gives us confidence that He can do it again. Psalms 103:1-2. When you remember God's faithfulness you're able to look forward with trust. Choosing to remember God’s faithfulness will bring hope, instead of frustration, bitterness and despair. Remembering God's goodness doesn’t mean we ignore the problem; It means we put the emphasis on the One who can solve the problem. When you remember the goodness of the Lord it ease the pain in your heart. Remembering God's goodness gives you the courage to keep on. It gives you comfort in times of hopelessness. Unfortunately, we are forgetful people! Forgetting God's goodness leads to unbelief. It causes us to get impatient and not wait on God's timing and direction.