One of the first revelations I had of God’s goodness towards us was in 2005, when I was in church singing a song that may be familiar to many…
“You give and take away, You give and take away…my heart will choose to say, Lord blessed be Your Name!”
As I sang this chorus, I heard Holy Spirit say, “Yes, I do give and take away…but not as the world thinks. I give life and all good gifts, and I take away grief, depression, addiction, bondage, disease… The world thinks I take away health, jobs, marriages, children and all My good gifts in order to teach them a lesson. This is the way of man’s reasoning, but it is not My Way…I give LIFE and remove death.”
This was a HUGE revelation to me! Most of my life I had believed that if God wanted to teach you a lesson, He wouldn’t hesitate to put disease on you or kill your child, steal your finances or destroy your marriage. Beloved, this is not so! John 10:10 CLEARLY states that it is satan that kills, steals and destroys, but Jesus GIVES abundant life!
This day I encourage you to ponder these things…has evil been evident in your life? Did you attribute it to sin in your life, so therefore God must be “teaching you a lesson” by punishing you? Beloved, search the scriptures for the answer to these questions. Not man…not experience. Please search the Word, for there you will find LIFE!