We may be in the prime of life, and enjoying good health and strength. We may be living in the good of all the comforts that we enjoy on a day-to-day basis. As Christians we may be privileged to enjoy the liberty of the Gospel, being able to read our Bibles without looking over our shoulder. We may be able to meet with His people without fear of foes, and enjoy the freedom to share a word of encouragement with a fellow believer, or to speak freely the Gospel so that other's can come into the benefit of full and free Salvation.
Others of course may not be in possession of such privileges but then they may be more aware of the presence of the Lord in their lives, or know by experience the reliability of His precious promises. Of course there is the blessed hope of an unspeakably bright future for all to look forward to!
We are all recipients of the goodness of God without even realising it and often taking for granted this very fact. Even those of us who are going through trials and difficulties of varying degrees, can still testify of the goodness of God towards them in one form or another.
It is also His goodness that sets our hearts aright for; “the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance”. It is the goodness of God that melts the heart of a needy sinner enabling them to turn away from their sin and trust fully in the Saviour who died in their place on the cross. It is also the goodness of God that helps us to see things in the right perspective once more.
Let us never forget, especially those who are passing through the valley experience that He whose glory exceeds the brightness of the midday sun has promised never to leave us, nor forsake us, and before the moment of time when God allowed Moses to see His goodness pass before him, He made this promise to him: