Lord, we will praise You in our difficult times like the psalmist did.  You know us, and we turn to You because we know You are good. Doubting God’s goodness is as old as Adam and Eve (Genesis 3).  The serpent put that thought in Eve’s mind when he suggested that God was withholding the fruit from her because “God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (v.5).  In pride, Adam and Eve thought they, rather than God, should determine what was good for them. In times of discouragement, let’s listen well to each other and help each other see the truth that God is good.

The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.

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