Surely Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 23 flock

This past year has been a time of remembrance of God’s goodness and mercy as I wrote my soon-to-be-released memoir. The other side of this valley is nothing short of God’s goodness and mercy.

We serve an awesome God!

True, there are things we can accomplish on our own. But only God can turn an impossible this to a that, an improbable here to a there, and an inconceivable do to a have done. All we must do is move from where we are, trust Him, and rest assured His goodness and mercy follow close behind.

So if you are in a hard place, don’t give up. God wastes nothing. He will bring a good from every situation.

Reflection: How do you see God’s goodness and mercy when looking back through your life?

Goodness is…

Good morning, dearest reader! Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with me. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated!

This month’s theme is goodness! How do you describe goodness?

Webster defines goodness as the state or quality of being good. The words kindness, generosity, benevolence are added to the list. And finally, we read the best part, essence, or valuable element of a thing.

When we think of goodness, we may be tempted to look upon our temporal blessings. Unfortunately, the danger in that is our perspective in the seasons of want, despair, and loss. For example, in the good times we praise Him, and in the bad times, we complain.

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve been guilty of this very thing. 😦

Yet the Lord’s goodness should never be measured by our physical circumstances. He is good all the time!

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:8

The writer states it very well in the video! Enjoy!

 

Reflection:

How has God been good to you? Have you in turn shown that goodness to others?