Always. Good. Love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have prayed when Karen starts to get a migraine, “Father, heal Karen’s migraine in Jesus name.”

And we have thanked and praised Him for His always-good love as the headache that typically becomes a migraine fades away.
I have also prayed against a coming migraine and watched, feeling helpless, as Karen still gets the migraine. And yet, while she is in pain, we have hurdled the disappointment and thanked and praised our Father for His always-good love.

We have trusted our Father absolutely in our finances, risking everything to start a company. Karen and I watched God come through miraculously giving us favor and increase. As the company prospered, we thanked and praised our Father for His always-good love.

We have trusted our Father completely in our finances, risking everything while we gave the company back to Him. Karen and I have hurdled the disappointment of a failed business and substantial debt. And as we wondered how to pay the mounting bills, we thanked and praised Him for His always-good love.

We are becoming convinced that His love is perfected in His goodness – always.

We are learning that if we measure our Fathers good love by our interpretation of a need met, then we will eventually be forced to re-define His good love. God is love and He is always good – period. The moment His goodness must be re-defined, He is no longer always good. If we define His love by a need met, then if at some point the need appears to go unmet, we set ourselves up for a crisis of faith.

It’s about Faith. While Faith always looks like risk; faith is about trust. Faith believes that He loves me and His love is perfected in His goodness. It’s our trust in our Fathers always-good love that empowers us to hurdle the disappointment – to still believe.

AND, it sets us up to know more of His always-good love…


Jason Clark
is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

3 Comments

  1. Renee'

    A-MEN! It's so easy to say "God is good" when "good" things happen. All the more important is to remember that God is good… period.

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  2. ninaruth

    A thousand times YES! Tonight I was just crying out to Him honestly & telling Him "I don't get it" in regards to so much I'd obeyed Him in & yet still things didn't work out/needs haven't been met…and all I could do was just raise my hands in weakness, brokenness & with so many questions…and just sing along with some great songs: (Gungor: "Beautiful Things," Chris Tomlin: "I Lift My Hands" (so poignant, especially the video), Twila Paris: "I Will Listen," etc.) & it's a Hebrews 13:15 moment for sure…a SACRIFICE of praise. Anyone can praise God when things are going "well" (even unbelievers!) but ONLY those who know His deep love & grace, can, by the power of His Holy Spirit, raise up feeble hands & say, "I don't get this, but even in my hurt towards You, I still love You, Father." Thank You, Abba!

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  3. Jason Clark

    Yes! That I would know more your always good love!

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