The goodness of God is assumed by most people, even by unbelievers. We all understand that God is the source of all that is good. When we become alive to the Gospel, reborn, and regenerated, we celebrate this fact. However, in times of trial and struggle, and especially death and tragedy, we are often confused by the inconsistency between his goodness and what happens around us.
This week’s call to worship continues our theme of being chiseled by God. God uses various chisels, be they illness, misfortune, or discontentment, to conform us to the image of His Son. “He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought” confesses that God’s intention is behind every circumstance, good or bad. “By waters still, o’er troubled sea / still ’tis His hand that leadeth me!” Continue reading