The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.Lamentations 3:25(NASB)
We are told that there are none that are good – only God… and God is GOOD to those that wait for Him.... God is GOOD to the person who searches for Him, for He is not far from any of us and He will be found by us, if we search for Him with all our hearts.
It was Jeremiah, who is often called the weeping prophet, who having witnessed the sacking of the holy Temple of God by the Babylonians, the destruction Jerusalem by fire and the scattering, slaughter and enslavement of God’s people Israel, that we read that the Lord is GOOD to those who wait for Him and to the one that seeks after Him. Jeremiah began his ministry knowing that no one would heed His message of grace and he lived his life being ridiculed and persecuted by his own people – and yet despite this heart-breaking situation, Jeremiah would proclaim, the Lord is GOOD to those who wait for Him – to those who seek after Him.
Dispute the mocking, ridicule and cruel treatment he received from his fellow-Israelites, Jeremiah had submitted to the Lord throughout his life and in this final distress and pain, he was able to call to mind the faithfulness of God. Jeremiah knew that despite the unfaithfulness of His people, the Lord would keep all His promises to Israel.
He knew that God would never leave them nor forsake them. He knew that the Lord would continue to love His people, unconditionally. Jeremiah KNEW that the secret to a victorious life was to submit to the ways and workings of the Lord – to yield to His testings in life and to surrender to the rod of His chastening - so that like Job we are able to say, “When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold”
This is no less true for the Church today as it was for Israel in those distant, distressing days. God is GOOD to those that wait for Him – to those that submit to His perfect will. to those that trust in His unfailing word.... God is GOOD to the person who searches for Him, for He is not far from any of us and He will be found by us - if we search for Him with all our heart.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for Your unconditional love; Your goodness and Your loving-kindness to me and to all that are called by Your name. Great is Your faithfulness and I praise You - for You alone are worthy. Keep me low at the cross and help me to patiently wait for You in humble submission to Your Holy Spirit by trusting Your word of grace, even when I don’t understand – for You ARE good to those who wait for You. Help me to seek You with all my heart, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.