Psalm 86:5: “O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.”

Life can sometimes be like an obstacle course,  however, not so with the Lord!  We don’t need to jump through the hoops to please Him. We don’t have to bend over backwards to get into His graces. The Lord is good, and it’s His desire to be good to us. Asking for His help is all we need to do. As a matter of fact, asking Him triggers a boatload of blessings:

  • God is ready to forgive and forget. Often a major hurdle for us is to forgive ourselves, God help us! The blessing of getting unstuck, the blessing of moving on, the blessing of experiencing God’s tender mercies are a huge milestone in many people’s lives.
  • Unloading burdens not meant for our shoulders is another huge blessing. I for one have a tendency to obsess over things I have no control over.
  • God is good. His goodness is a great blessing. What a relief to know He’s on our side, He’s our advocate, He has our best interest at heart!
  • God is love. Goodness and loving kindness will follow us for the rest of our lives. Think about that for a minute. His love never goes away!

The beauty lies in the simplicity: we unlock His blessings by asking. Just ask Him, and see what happens to you and the world around you.

“Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can’t shoot them anymore
That long black cloud is coming down
I feel I’m knocking on heaven’s door”
         Bob Dylan

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