13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
That I would see the goodness of the LORD,
in the land of the living. NKJV
David said he would have lost heart or fainted unless he had believed that he would see the goodness of the Lord; not in heaven, but right here on earth. It didn’t matter what else was happening in his life, he believed the goodness of the Lord would intercept that. For David to believe that, he had to believe God is a good God.
Like David, we’re not those who faint or give up. We’ll see the goodness of the Lord manifest in this life. We’ll see the healing we desire here and now. We’ll see the answers and the solutions we desire here and now. The situations we’re facing will change any moment now because God is good to us. We ought to constantly bear in mind how much the Lord has come through for us in the past. Look at:
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
What did he recall ? What did he remember? He remembered the times when God had mercy on him. Times he would have been consumed by circumstances but God delivered him. When you remember how good the Lord has been to you, your hopes go up.
22 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His
compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!”
The writer of Lamentations went on to say:
25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly; for the salvation of the
Amen! It is good that one should hope and wait for the salvation of the Lord;; for the provision of the Lord; for the healing of the Lord or for the protection of the Lord. Salvation comes out of the goodness of the Lord.
Brethren, are you giving up or hoping? Beyond hoping (having a confident expectation), what are you believing? I for one, I choose to believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord manifested in all the areas I’m believing Him for, because He is good to me. Amen.