All of my life God has been good to me and I’m sure that if you look back over your life, you have the same testimony. I’m reminded of what David said in Psalms 37 “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging for bread.” In other words, God never changes! He took care of the generations before you and will do so even after you are gone all because He’s the same yesterday, today and forever!
God’s reason for blessing you down through the years is not just for you alone, but that you might be a blessing to others. He gives us favor when we don’t deserve it and He withholds from us what we really do deserve because of our sin nature. He protects us from dangers, both seen and unseen. He works out for our good the situations that we put ourselves in due to disobedience. The goodness of God is everlasting and it is immeasurable.
If you are young you have so much to look forward to. If you have been walking with the Lord for a long time you know without a shadow of a doubt that God is faithful. You know how important it is to wait on the Lord because God might not come when we want Him to but He’s always right on time. Over and over again you have seen how God takes our setbacks and miraculously turns them into set ups that propel us into our destiny. You have seen God open doors that no man could have opened on their own. God is known for making a way out of no way. He is the one keeping us alive. He did it for that great cloud of witnesses and He is still doing it for you and for me. That is why David could speak of the goodness of God in the past and present tense. God has been God for a very long time and that is why it doesn’t matter if you are young or old, every child of God will have a personal testimony to share about the love and grace of God.
The righteous will never be forsaken. That will never change. Therefore, when the enemy of your soul throws fiery darts at you don’t give up – don’t quit. “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!” (1 John 4:4). I believe as David did that goodness and mercy will follow those who believe in God all the days of their lives. This promise covered not only those who came before us, but it is true for this present generation and every generation to come. Stop and give thanks to God today for what He has already done in your life and for what He has promised to do for those who will come after you. Remember the words of 1 Corinthians 2:9 “Eye has not seen nor ear heard neither have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for them that love him.”