Isn’t God Awesome?
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. – Psalm 23:5-6
Goodness and mercy follow us. This does not say that God brings bad things on us to teach us lessons. This does not say that God punishes us. God is a good God.
He already punished our sins once and for all in the body of Jesus. He already healed us, saved us, delivered us and prospered us at the Cross.
He has already given us all things that pertain to life and godliness. God is a good God, and He is not withholding anything good from His children.
Just remember that mercy is God not giving us the bad that we deserve and grace is God giving us the good we don’t deserve.
Why? Because when Jesus died on the Cross, He traded places with us. We now receive all He deserves, and He took all that we deserved.
Only an awesome God would trade places with His creations and take what they deserve and give them all that He deserves.