“How great is Thy goodness, Which Thou hast stored up for those who fear Thee, Which Thou hast wrought for those who take refuge in Thee, Before the sons of men!” Ps. 31:19, NASB
Amazing. A treasure. Alive! God’s Word excites me…
The LORD stores up His goodness. I LOVE that. Yesterday I pondered this truth from a storage perspective—like the extra cans of food I tuck away for emergencies. This morning I meditate more, picturing an overstocked barn with wheat spilling through its windows. God’s overflowing goodness: something He never lacks but possesses in superfluous measures.
Add to that the Hebrew definition of “stored up,” which additionally means to be hidden. Exciting me all the more, this creates a sweet image of God deliberately hiding His goodness … for us to discover.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.” Ps. 25:2
Remember the delicious anticipation of searching for hidden items? Kids especially dive into this sort of activity. Even trivial games like “Hot or Cold” offer that feeling of … well, fun! Looking for non-essential stuff stashed somewhere in the room provides enjoyment for all involved. Everyone smiles as the hunt ensues, and everyone smiles when discovery occurs 🙂 . How much more exhilarating it is when we as Christians diligently search for God’s goodness, which He’s purposely hidden along life’s pathway. Sovereignly, strategically, He’s placed it in locations where He knows we’ll need special reminders. He waits for us to look—joyfully pleased with our pursuit—knowing we will find it. Because His goodness is always present … particularly where and when we need it.
Dear friend, will you join me in seeking God’s goodness today? He hides it in so many places: His Word, His people, His creation, prayer times—even in suffering and sorrow. While we’re at it, let’s have fun, enjoying the exciting adventure before us! I’d love to hear about your discoveries in the comment section below. Together we can rejoice in God’s great goodness, stored up for those who fear Him and take refuge in Him. Does that describe you? Then hold on, because God’s going to thrill you—plus make a public display—with His goodness.
We just have to look.