“Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart! But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling, my steps had almost slipped” (Psalm 73:1-2).
Like the psalmist, there are things we know to be true about God; that we believe with firm conviction. Yet, also, like the psalmist, if we are honest as he, our observations of this world, and even our own trying circumstances, can leave us secretly questioning the goodness of God. Scripture never seeks to cover up the weakest moments of God’s people. Peter’s denial of the Lord wasn’t swept under a rug. David’s adultery and conspiracy to murder wasn’t sealed away from public knowledge. Our questions, uncertainties, fears, and failures come to say, you’re in good company with the likes of these. To endure through seasons of struggle is to discover the pathway to greater intimacy with the Father.