God is good.

So, I gave up social media for 3 weeks in January to kind of reset my mind and where I place my time. When I wake up, I want Christ to be the first thing on my mind rather than my instagram newsfeed. Anyways, this morning I was scrolling through Instagram for the first time in awhile (seems I learned a lot in those 3 weeks…of not just scrolling through instagram right away… hah). I came across Lysa TerKeurst’s post and it stopped me mid scroll. She said this:

God is good.

God is good to me.

God is good at being God.

Take a second to let that sink in. Re-read it if you need. Do you believe that? As I read it, I realized that so often I believe in “the plan” being good. And if something drifts apart from the plan then I wonder what is happening and what is God doing. When my life begins to look a little…or completely different from the plan do I still believe that God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God

At church this past Sunday, we talked about sadness and how as humans, we like to hold sadness at an arms length away. Sadness is hard and it changes you. Surely sadness cannot be apart of “the plan.” But in sadness we see Jesus. In sadness we experience God, and God is good. I think it’s a perspective change that has to happen. We are raised to believe there’s a certain path that we are to follow in our lifetime. We are raised to search out the joys and happiest times of life. Can we change our perspective to believe that whatever comes, it’s good – because God is good and God is good to us?

You might be in a really tough place. You might be in a really discouraging or hopeless situation. You may have just lost a loved one, or maybe your dream just died. Can you believe that God is still good in that and he can work all things for good? Maybe you can say God is good, but you struggle believing God is good to YOU. I’ve been there. Honestly sometimes I’m still there..struggling to see that God is for me specifically. He is.  When we put our hope and our trust in “the plan,” we will be let down every time. The plan isn’t God. The plan is our own conjured up ideals of what God is going to do and what God wants for us. This is built by humans and humans are fallible and wayward. Rest instead in God – in whatever plan He takes you upon. Don’t look 10 steps ahead, focus on the 1 right in front of you.

God is good.

God is good to me.

God is good at being God.

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