God is a good God. It seems simple, obvious and we know it’s scriptural. God is also the giver of every good and perfect gift (James 1:17) and He takes pleasure in your whole-life prosperity (Psalm 35:27).
Jesus came that you might have life abundantly (not lacking, not sick, not broke, not lonely) (John 10:10).
We could list dozens more verses with the same message (find 65 Verses About the Goodness of God HERE) — God is good and He wants to pour out His goodness on you and give you the best life imaginable.
So why don’t His people believe it?
No matter how much you love God, you may be limiting what He can do in your life by believing — maybe even somewhere deep down — that His goodness doesn’t apply to you, at least not in every situation. You can change that!
Here, we’re helping you discover 7 Ways To Live in the Goodness of God today and every day for the rest of your life.
1. See God as 100% Good
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good.” –1 Chronicles 16:34 (ESV)
God isn’t just mostly good or sometimes good and sometimes not. God is 100% good. It’s who He is—He can’t help but be good all the time. Even in His severity and just judgment (Romans 11:22), He is good.
But to keep believers from expecting and receiving the goodness God desires to bestow on them, the devil has worked overtime to convince most people that God is behind all the calamities that take place on this earth. They mistakenly think He’s causing them problems, making them sick, and sending trouble their way. Many people have even been religiously taught that God does those things to punish them or to teach them something.
To live in the goodness of God, you’ve got to push past every religious tradition you’ve heard against it, defy your own doubts, and see God as 100% good.
Find A Prayer to Receive Revelation of the Goodness of God HERE.
2. Understand His Goodness Is a Promise
“You will be blessed.” –Deuteronomy 28:3 (AMP)
It might be difficult to see God as good all the time because people change their moods from one day to the next. People can be kind and good to you one day, then mean the next.
God is not a man that He can lie, and He is not a man that He can be anything but good. But there’s more…
We have a covenant with Him and that covenant is an unbreakable promise to bestow every part of THE BLESSING on us when we obey Him. When you understand that His goodness is a promise, you won’t question it ever again.
3. Become an Ambassador of His Goodness
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ.” –2 Corinthians 5:20 (ESV)
Of course, God has never intended for us to keep all His goodness to ourselves! We are called to go into all the world, shine the light that is within us, and be a witness of the goodness of God. That’s why, when Jesus walked the earth, He was Anointed to do good.
So, as we receive His BLESSINGS in every area of our lives—spirit, soul, body, financially and socially—we are to share those BLESSINGS with others. That’s part of living in the goodness of God. And if you’ve ever had the amazing blessing of sharing His goodness with others, you know it probably blesses you more than it does them!
Jesus told us that those who believe in Him will do the same miraculous works He did, and even greater works! We are called to go about doing good and healing all who are oppressed of the devil.
God is ready and able to do those things through us. He just needs us to stop being so caught up in the natural things of this life and start paying more attention to His leadings. He needs for us to become ambassadors of His goodness. The more we do that, the more people will see God’s goodness through us and come running to Him!
4. Expect His Goodness to Manifest
“I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” –Psalm 27:13 (NIV)
Here’s where it gets real.
If you believe that everyone gets sick to die or that God could put some disease on you at any moment to teach you something, you’re not expecting His goodness to manifest. You’re expecting the devil!
And by the way, God doesn’t use sickness to teach people, just as you wouldn’t make your own kid sick to teach him something. He uses His Word! He also uses His still, small voice and the Holy Spirit.
The Goodness of God is Life More Abundantly
Watch Kenneth Copeland on Believer’s Voice of Victory as he shares how the devil has come to steal, kill and destroy; but the goodness of God is life more abundantly through Jesus. Learn to look at every life circumstance through that lens, and take the abundance that belongs to you!
If you need money to pay the bills and you’re up all night panicking, stressing, crying…why? How would you feel if your children—under your care in your home where you’ve always fed them, clothed them and blessed them—panicked whenever they had a need? But kids don’t usually do that, do they? They EXPECT you to care for them. They treat you like they can count on you because you have a reputation of being good to them.
Well, God has a reputation, too, and it’s far better than any of ours. Expect His goodness to manifest in your life—EVERY part of your life. Blessings and miracles don’t come without faith — that’s simple spiritual law. So, you’ve got to get your faith up to the boiling point until it overflows. That’s how you will begin to live in the goodness of God.
5. Call On His Goodness
“I will call upon the LORD.” –Psalm 18:3 (KJV)
When you’re expecting the goodness of God to manifest, you’ll actively call on His goodness. That means, when a need arises, you aren’t looking for answers everywhere but Him first—no—you run to the throne, and you call on His goodness.
What are you calling on?
His promises. Those promises we talked about that are included in THE BLESSING. So if you need protection, you’re calling on His goodness that promises you protection. You’re reminding Him of His Word because He loves that, and He responds to it (Isaiah 43:26, 55:11).
If you need healing, you remind Him (and yourself) of His promises for healing. And the same thing for finances. Whatever you need in your life, there’s a promise that covers it—go find it!
Living in the goodness of God means calling on His goodness and doing so knowing you’ll see it manifest in your life.
6. Step Out of the Way
“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am.”—Mark 8:34-35 (MSG)
The goodness of God is the great overcomer of the curse. The curse is anything that causes darkness in our lives—sickness, disease, poverty, lack, depression, addiction, strife, loneliness or anything else like them. The goodness of God—or THE BLESSING—is a light, and once a light is switched on, all darkness disappears instantly. That’s what you can expect in your life.
But…as long as you’re in fear, doubt, worry or unbelief, you’re in the way. A lack of faith will keep the switch from being turned on and THE BLESSING of God from permeating your situation.
Faith in His goodness makes way for healing in your body, mind and emotions. It clears the path of every hindrance or delay.
To start living in THE BLESSINGS, learn to overcome fear.
7. Have Peace in the Goodness of God
“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” –Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)
The goodness of God doesn’t always fall in your lap at the exact moment you would like. It’s always there and it is always operating in your life, but sometimes, when God is working some things out in you, you won’t see a manifestation right away. When you’ve “arrived” at a place of peace (which is also patient), you’ll know your manifestation is close at hand. You’ll have peace in the goodness of God, and you’ll never be shaken.
Now that you know these seven ways to live in the goodness of God, take them and run with them! Don’t hesitate. Why waste another minute of your life staying in the same place? Every good and perfect gift comes from Him and is yours!