God is Good


God-is-good-Article-Template

I remember those dark days! Every day I felt the weight of depression; every day I felt pain pushing deep into my wound. But how amazing is my God! He surely healed me from all of my afflictions; the afflictions that life gave me, the afflictions that came from the evil one and yes, the afflictions that came as consequences of my own sin.

         God is faithful[1] and He will never leave you nor forsake you.[2] Oh I know, this issue of pain, suffering and injustices is hard to understand some times. Some use these things to formulate arguments against God; but honestly, who are we to argue against God? Job seemed to have a reason to complaint, nevertheless, after all of his suffering God started his answer by saying,

“Who is this who darkens counsel

By words without knowledge?

3 Now prepare yourself like a man;

I will question you, and you shall answer Me. Job 38:2-3 (NKJV)

         We speak many words; I know I have, with very little true and deep understanding behind those words. When we do it darkens God’s counsel. Oh God forbid that we continue doing that!

         I am now enjoying an amazing beautiful day in Fairbanks, Alaska today. I feel the joy of the Lord in my heart, I feel at peace, enjoying the freedom that my own business provides. I have an amazing beautiful wife and kids with unlimited potential. God is good indeed![3]

         Tomorrow all hell may come against me; I don’t know. But I hear the Lord saying, “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV)

         The Bible does give us a promise that many don’t like to announce, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all.” Psalm 34:19 (NKJV). In another psalm the psalmist declares that “…Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5 (NKJV).

         God has delivered me from the pain of death, from the failure of divorce, from a life of sexual sin and from the stronghold of regret. Yes, today I can say, not out of a Biblical proclamation, but out of a personal experience… God is Good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] First Corinthians 1:9

[2] Deuteronomy 31:6

[3] Psalm 136:1

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s