GOD IS GOOD EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T (initially posted on 6.1.14)
Posted June 13, 2015on:
Prayerfully thinking about the journey to Jesus that I am on and I am certain you are as well – I realize that we are either in a season of thankful/grateful or pain/panic – right? Romans 8:27-28 says “27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. No matter what season we are in we MUST KNOW that GOD IS GOOD EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T!!!
Remember when Joseph’s blood brothers sold him (put him in a pit) and lied and told their father Joseph was killed by wild animals? (Read Genesis 37 with emphasis on verse 27) What a great example Joseph gives for TODAY showing us that folks WILL LIE ON US and TRY TO KILL THE GIFT GOD has placed in us. But life isn’t good when we are going through pain or panic is it? However, GOD IS GOOD EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T!!! Joseph went from the pit to the palace and what a great witness to remind us that we can too. God will allow (key word ALLOW) things in our life which cause us panic/pain and often we cause our own panic/pain. I have learned when life seems to be “picking on you” it may be because God has picked you out knowing YOU will overcome. Knowing YOU will forgive. Knowing YOU will serve HIM no matter what season you are in life. Never ever forget that GOD IS GOOD EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T!!! Satan wants our faith – he will do anything to get our faith. Satan wants us to think the WORD DOES NOT WORK. But I am a witness that if you WORK the WORD – the WORD will WORK! Never forget this: JESUS DID NOT DIE SO WE WOULD HAVE NO STORMS – HE DIED THAT WE MAY GET THROUGH ALL THE STORMS IN OUR LIVES!
My prayer: Thank you Jesus for dying on the Cross to save me (and others). The Cross gives me courage! The Cross tells me I have a Crown but I must bear the pain and make the sacrifices – yes I must die daily to my flesh. As I grow Lord I become stronger in every struggle. I will be awkward so you can be awesome. I will fight to keep my faith and serve others in spite of how they may treat me. Thank you for all the ingredients in life that develop me into your likeness. YOU ARE GOOD GOD – EVEN WHEN LIFE ISN’T! Amen