Tips for Meditating on God’s Goodness
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (ESV)
Let’s be honest:
We’re so forgetful about the good things God has done in our lives. Really? Yes, God always brings us out of trials, but we forget what he has done for us after a few days and start grumbling about what he hasn’t done.
Meditating on God’s goodness is one of the ways that will enable us to draw close to him and remember the good things he has done for us. It will help us to know God’s ways and to see how faithful he is to us even when we are faithless, and this will build our faith.
But in a world that promotes negativity, it is very challenging for us to meditate on the goodness of God. So how do we do it?
Here are four practical ways to meditate on God’s goodness.
Go to the word of God
The first and best way to meditate on God’s goodness is to read the word of God. The Bible is jam-packed with things he has done for us through his son Jesus and the things he did for other people who believed in him.
Find verses that focus on the goodness of God, read them and then spend some time reflecting on what you have read until they become alive in you. (1 Kings 8:66)
Look for the good stuff even in adverse situations
There are so many challenges we face in this world, especially as Christians that it is easy to forget about the great things God has done. We need to be intentional about meditating God’s goodness even in bad times. Make it a practice to look for the goodness of God even in the most challenging situations.
Although David went through hard times, he meditated on the good things God had done, and this practice made him strong in the middle of trials.
Think about the things God has done in your life
The Bible is full of so many great things that God has done. From the creation story to Revelation, we find so many things that reveal the goodness of God. There are also so many good things God has done in your life. Now while some of them seem small and simple, they’re worth meditating on because they will help faith to rise on the inside, especially when you’re going through hard times.
Spend time in silence and remember all the times’ God came through for you. The good things he did for you and your family when all hope was lost. Remember that time he came through for your friends or for people in your church.
If you have any testimonies written down, start meditating on them. Remember how all hope was lost, but in the end, God came through for you. (1 Chronicles 16:12)
If you strayed from the things of God because of the challenges, go back and start meditating on the goodness of God. Doing so will help you to go back to the heart of worship because God’s goodness will help you to become strong in faith.