Monday, September 22, 2014

Is It Really All Good?


One of the overused platitudes 
of this past decade is:
"It's all good."
Everyone wants to think that
it all works out in the end.
But saying that it's all good 
is not the same as it being all good.

Those who love God and live 
according to His plan KNOW that 
He orchestrates things to work toward 
something good and beautiful (Rom 8:28).

We are those who can look in the face 
of things that might be hurtful, disappointing 
or frustrating without having to say, 
"It's all good."
Our confidence is that God will use them
to orchestrate something good 
and create beauty for ashes.
We are not confident in the ability of 
happenstance to work out 
the details of circumstance--
but confident in the character of God.
Every day I need to reset my confidence 
in His mercy, grace, goodness and kindness.
Especially when I am battling thoughts like:
“This is not what I thought it would look like.”

“Oh, but I am able to orchestrate 
that situation and turn it for good.
I will pour My favor on you and bless you 
even in the midst of circumstances that 
didn’t go according to your plan.
It is called My favor and
 it’s found in My presence.”
I will answer your cry for help
every time you pray,
and you will find and feel My presence,
even in your time of pressure and trouble.
I will be your glorious Hero…
Psalm 91

And that is more than enough for me.
He is my glorious Hero,
working even those things that
presently are not my favorites
toward something beautiful and good.




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