“Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 118:1 (NIV)
Several months ago I cried. Not just a few drops, but deep, DEEP sobs! Some very close friends lost their baby. We had already seen two miracles regarding this child. My mind spun in confusion as I wondered how this could happen after God had already done what was impossible! My emotions crashed up and down as I felt for this young couple, and the loss of our spiritual grandchild. I couldn’t answer the why. All I could (can) do is rest on the fact that God is good, God is faithful and the deep resolution that I trust Him with all my heart!
You may be in a season where things just don’t make sense. The children you raised according to God’s way aren’t walking in it. The faithful practice of tithing has not yielded the “blessings from heaven” and you just don’t know how ends will meet up. Your faithfulness in a marriage with a partner who has given up. A sickness that doctors say there’s nothing else they can do. Such times wrack us to our core. Will we believe that God is still good and faithful even when everything else appears contrary? These are moments when our faith is on display.
Today, just come back to the place where you say, “God I trust you, no matter what, even in the midst of this testing!” Thank Him for being there, that He is near you, even when you can’t see it or feel it! Thank Him for the faith to pass this test. Thank Him for being absolutely good!