Plea for Grace

Goodness and Blessing

Posted on: February 11, 2011

“Oh, Taste and see the the Lord is good. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.” Psalm 34:8

Cancer. Six letters. A myriad of emotions.

The unchangeable truth:

The Lord is good. He is. God is not defined by my circumstances. I must view my circumstances in light of God’s character.

I am blessed. Jesus Christ paid sin’s penalty on my behalf. I am an undeserved recipient of God’s mercy and grace.

God is my refuge, my chacah [khaw-saw’] — my place to flee for protection; the One I can confide in, put my complete trust and hope in. He is always there. He understands. He is big enough to handle my emotions and honest questions.

And, so, I truly can taste ta’am [taw-am’] perceive, “bite into” and see [experience] that God is good. And I have a true refuge where I can run with my questions, my fears, my uncertainties. I can walk in confidence that a Sovereign God loves my completely.

I am blessed.

Have you tasted God’s goodness? Is He your refuge?

Chacah TWOT – 700
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
khaw-saw’ Verb
  1. (Qal) to seek refuge, flee for protection
    1. to put trust in (God), confide or hope in (God) (fig.)
Transliterated Word TDNT Entry
Ta`am TWOT – 815
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
taw-am’ Verb
  1. to taste, perceive, eat
    1. (Qal) to taste

1 Response to "Goodness and Blessing"

It was so nice to meet you yesterday at The Village. I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Psalm 34:8; they are so true. How absolutely good is our God! Blessings to you 🙂

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