Day Three: Good Good Good

Lamentations 3:25-27 NIV –
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

Here in the third chapter of Lamentations we encounter the “three goods.” Together the “three goods” affirm the goodness of God and teach us how to remain in the Lord’s silent love.

Good 1 – The first good is about actively seeking God. Often the natural tendency when we face hardship is to run away from the Lord. But in our desperate moments it is good to pursue the Lord, it is good to cry out to him, it is good to receive his help. God will prove himself to be good to those who seek him.

Good 2 – The second good is about clinging to God. To “wait quietly” isn’t so much about volume, instead it is about having patient hope because we are confident God will answer and we are confident we will be found in his goodness.

Good 3 – The third good is about discipline. Not all heartache is due to personal sin but when it is, it is good and appropriate to be disciplined, it is good to repent, it is good to learn.

Prayer: “Thank you Lord, you are good good good to us. Today may I seek you, may I cling to you, may I learn from you. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”

Let’s worship to “God You’re So Good” by Passion (Click here).

– LL