Greatly to be Praised
In the Psalms, David extols God’s greatness in blessing those who trust him.
"Oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have laid up for those who fear You, which You have prepared for those who trust in You in the presence of the sons of men! You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence from the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues" (Psalm 31:19-20).
When David exclaims, "Oh, how great is God's goodness!" he is saying, "I am overcome by all the goodness God has in store." He is celebrating the incredible storehouse of mercy and kindness that God has set aside for us. David testified, "I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living" (Psalm 27:13).
God's goodness and rewards aren't stored up for "someday" in heaven — they are meant for his people now in their present trials.
God says he will reward our faith. And he wants us to seek him for those rewards now in the midst of our crises. Are you looking for a sign of hope for a rebellious son or daughter? Do you need to see just one break in the clouds of your financial storm? Call on the Lord in faith; he will come to you with comfort and strength. He wants to reward you with renewed hope and to supply you with all strength in your current flood. His voice rises above every floodwater!
God's Word makes it perfectly clear that we are not to worry about current world crises. We are not to worry about the economy. He wants to remove all stress about our loved ones, our families, our hurts and trials. And he has given us the reason for this great comfort and assurance: Our God is great and greatly to be praised!