In all things?

Romans-8-28

Yes…all things.  It is tempting to associate Good with pleasant or How I want it or Pleasing.  It’s like saying Happiness equals Joy (which is not the case).  When I say that God is Good all the Time or that he works for the Good what I’m really trying to convey is that His ways are not my ways.  There are things in my world that I would not call “good”…hello…I’m the mother of two teenage boys who push the envelope on a daily basis…AND my continuous prayer is one of a hedge of protection against their questionable choices…but here’s the deal:  I have faith in God.  I have faith in His son Jesus.  I trust Him.  That means as this crazy ride called life moves along, I may catch glimpses of how all things have worked for good.  I may understand how a painful, scary or seemingly bad situation was used to grow my faith or those around me. Or I may not. That’s the thing about faith…just read Hebrews 11. But I also KNOW who I belong to and who I love…and it’s all good.

So as you and I experience today…let’s keep our eyes heavenward and our hearts and minds focused on growing the kingdom.

Blessings – DM

Donna Matthews is a blog writer at the DJRanch where she strives to remain authentic while not taking herself too seriously. She is also the creator of Slay The Chaos (www.slaythechaos.com), where she writes about productivity and organization. She is a member of The Writers Guild and Write Space in Houston and is currently writing her first book.
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