Sometimes I read a verse in the Bible that stops me in my tracks and forces me to think. I may have planned to have read on, but the verse changes my plans. And so it is this morning. I hit the wall at Psalm 13:6. I had to stop. “I will sing to the Lord because he is good to me.” David doesn’t say, “He has been good to me.” He wouldn’t have disagreed with that statement at all. God had been good to David. David writes in “real time,” present tense, when he writes, “the Lord is good to me.”
God has been good to me also. I could fill a library with all of the ways God has been good to me throughout my life. My problem is that when I go through the storms of life I suffer from amnesia. I forget about His faithfulness in days gone by and I focus on the problem in front of me instead of the One leading me.
David’s testimony reminds me that God is good to me. Right now. In this moment. With my troubles before me–He is good to me. He has blessed me to live today. He has given me a family who cares about me. He is my Counselor who is always there to reassure me that “He will never leave me.” (John 14:16) He tells me to “be strong and courageous.” (Joshua 1:9) He forgives me when I stumble and blow it and then reminds me that I am the “apple of His eye.” (Deuteronomy 32:10) God is good to me. My prayer today, Lord, is that You will constantly remind me of how good You are to me…every moment of every day.