I am tired this evening but grateful. These past few days have been filled with reminders of His love and hope. Through relationships with family and friends, nature, joy in my calling, and the blessing to celebrate freedom, His goodness prevails.
As I watched The Shack for the second time this past weekend, there is a line in the movie that I think many people struggle with. The character portraying God tells Mac that his real problem is that he does not think that God is good because if he did, he would be able to trust God even when he didn’t understand what God was doing.
It is easy to think and believe God is good when all is going well. It becomes harder when life doesn’t make sense. When my coworker lost her life in child birth, I found myself wondering what good was there in that. How could that possibly be part of God’s plan? I stopped wearing my bracelet that week.
As I worked through my grief, I realized that some things in life have no answers. While I don’t understand how this fits into His plan, I believe God is ultimately good. I believe He has a plan for my pain.
So, this Fourth of July holiday, I chose to celebrate my freedom in Christ. God is good. I may not understand many things, but I can trust He is walking this journey of my life with me and has a plan for me.
His goodness is all around me, and He has a plan. ( I am wearing my bracelet again as a reminder to me that He is with me always).
Enjoy these reminders of His goodness, and seek to find your own everyday.