when you have been healed
when you are experiencing success
when the bad has turned to good
when all is right with your world.
Social media has given us the perfect venue to announce to a big audience--sometimes a huge audience that God has been good to us. But it also can lead us to believe there might be something wrong with us--or we have done something wrong--or that God does not love us when our own circumstances are less than stellar and we can not begin to get a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel.
God deserves the glory for all the blessings we receive, but the quiet is deafening when things are not sunshine and roses. We all fail to post those hard times---who wants Debbie Downer updates? For good reason, we know others do not want our reports on
bad that has lead to worse
our world is in chaos.
Perhaps we are hesitant to post these because we do not want others to think we are not worthy of God's blessings
Somehow we get the twisted notion that good rains upon the good. And if we are not even getting a sprinkle--then it serves to reason--we must not be good enough.
OR--- are we waiting for God to "Fix it"---for after all we have told Him we will give Him ALL the glory---
NOW-Friends---what are you going to say about God when He does NOT fix it?
HOLD ON TO YOUR HAT--
God's plan is NOT our plan! He sees the long term picture---and is not frozen on one still shot. For 40---FORTY years His own chosen people wandered around in the desert. Were they giving God the glory or were they grumbling and mumbling? Insert yourself in a 40 year forced march and think about your attitude.
So I am telling you---God IS GOOD----in the good and in the very bottom of the pit times---HE IS GOOD! Whatever our circumstance--whatever our plight---HE IS GOOD!
One of the most enlightening discoveries I have learned from writing--others want/need to hear of my trials, my heartbreaks, my pain--AND how God helped me to survive. They are comforted to know that God has faithfully been present in my life. And No---He did not answer all my prayers in the manner that I would consider good---BUT---I have faith that His eternal purposes are being met in every circumstance. He is not punishing me for my lack of righteousness, but instead is working to further HIS kingdom--not mine.
PLEASE---Give God The Glory in all your blessings, but ALSO--do not think God does not know exactly what is happening in your life when things are no bed of roses. In ALL things---God is Good!
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.