The Lord Is Good


Nahum 1:1-7

The word “good” means, “pleasant, agreeable, rich, valuable.” That word describes the very character of God. In fact, our English word God is a shortened form of the word good. Circumstances may say otherwise, but “The Lord is good!

 Regardless of the realm of life: finances, government, people, pain, problems, sickness or even death, “The Lord is good!

 We are living in hard times, but “The Lord is good!” In fact, He is good to all people, in all places, in all situations, and at all times. (Psalm 145:9) in spite of how things look, feel, or appear, “The Lord is good!” That is the assurance we have in all situations, circumstances and conditions of life.

The Lord is good!” Consider Psalm 34:8; Psalm 100:5; Psalm 135:3; Psalm 145:9. All these verses teach us the same truth; they teach us that, “The Lord is good!” He is always good! Consider Romans 8:28.

It’s easy for us to say, “The Lord is good” when life is going well, but it doesn’t change the fact that, “The Lord is good” even when times are bad. The Lord is good all the time, and in every way.

Trouble will come to us all eventually. (Job 5:7; Job 14:1) . It speaks of those times when life closes in around us and the pressures of life come against us. In those times, the people of God have a refuge. Consider: Psalm 73:1; Deuteronomy 33:27; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 46:1; Psalm 50:15; Proverbs 18:10; Isaiah 43:2.

The Lord declares that He has His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet. That’s simply reminds us, that He is in control.  Our God is a sovereign God. The winds and the waves obeyed His will.

When the storms of life rise against you, and the winds of adversity buffeting your life, you will discover that there is a place of refuge for the child of God. You will discover that there is peace in the midst of the storm. You will discover that God is directing your paths for his glory, Proverbs 3:5-6. Job understood this truth, Job 23:10. So did David, Psalm 37:23. We need to learn the truth that even when we cannot see the way, He is the way.

Just so you know, the Lord’s people are more than just defenseless, directionless sheep. We are elevated far beyond that. In John 15:13–15, He calls us His “friends. Let that sink in. We are His friends!

I just want to remind you that “The Lord is good!” This might be a good time to come before Him and praise Him for His goodness. This might be a good time to come home if you have wandered away. This might be a good time to get before the Lord and ask Him to forgive you for doubting His goodness in your life.