Is God good only when God does the good you want?
Will you trust and have faith in God only when God responds in the way you want Him to respond?
Do you only want a God who does things your way?
Do you believe in God’s goodness, will you love God, serve God, obey God, trust God, live a Godly life, only when God acts the way you want?
When life is only about you, your wants, your focus, your desires, how God and man respond to you, have you found life, joy, and freedom?
“Whoever is not willing to carry the cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Those who try to hold on to their lives will give up true life. Those who give up their lives for me will hold on to true life” (Matthew 10:38-39 NCV)
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]. (Matthew 16:24 Amplified Bible AMP)
“Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free’” (John 8:31, 32, 36 NLT)
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful” (John 14:27 NASB).
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16:33 AMP).
“I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing” (John 15:11 AMP).
Heavenly Father, I don’t always understand what is happening in my life or in the world, but I know You. I know You, God are a good, loving, compassionate, merciful, forgiving God. And in You we find true life, true joy, and true peace.