Most of you will know that dinnertime prayer we all heard growing up. Say it with me: God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food ….

Now the first two phrases are the most important things you need to know about God. When you are financially stressed, your family isn’t the best, and when life seems to just be coming down on you; God is still great and God is still good.

He made all things and was there in the beginning of time laying the foundations of the world (John 1:1-5). We have a God that has everything in the palm of His hand and yet, He comes down to our level and delivers Himself up as our replacement. God is great. He made us and he could be a God that is far from us, non-personal and out of touch. Instead He comes to where we are at in life. He brings himself down to our level and loves us unconditionally. He does not ask us to be perfect or flawless. He comes to us with arms open and wanting to have a personal relationship with us. God is great.

Thinking about the goodness of God you must think about the cross and the sacrifice that was made. He sent his one and only son to die for our sins that we commit because He loves us (John 3:16). He could have let us die in our own imperfections but He came as a perfect man, fully God and fully man, to take our place in judgment. He gives us immeasurable mercy and grace. Mercy is Him sparing us from what we deserve and grace is giving us what we don’t deserve. God is good.

I encourage you to take a moment and think about how God is great and how God is good. Thank Him for the love he has for you and how much He has brought you through. Always remember He has a plan that is more exciting and amazing than you could imagine.