Sometimes I sit down at my computer to write another blog and I cannot summarize what it is I am thinking and put it into words.This morning I am completely overwhelmed with the goodness of God. Although nothing has changed in this lifelong process of becoming who God wants me to be; yep, it is still a challenge everyday, with obstacles all around, I am sort of…speechless.
You feel me?
I am utterly blown away by how loving and generous my Father in heaven is and has always been. It is like being stranded in the middle of a raging river and finding peace; that makes absolutely zero sense; unless God is with us! We are in a season of growth, testing, and uncertainty, but we are not defeated and we still have our joy and hope.
There is truth in the fact that no single event in our life stands alone and doesn’t directly impact every part of us. The good, the bad, the years of waiting, the recovery from falling into sin, the joy of winning in a battle against all odds; it is the faithfulness of God through it all that is constant. It is resting peacefully in His arms when we are afraid, running to His grace when we have made choices that lead to sin and it is ultimately knowing that He is our ever-preset help in times of trouble.
…and sometimes that leaves us speechless, (although I guess I am still talking!) I have to try and find some words that express how I am feeling.
For the moment, I just have to shake my head in awe and wonder and look off into the middle distance and think…wow. I will defer to a man who also knew how amazingly wonderful God is and spoke so eloquently of Him.
Psalm 107:1-8 (KJV)
O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy; And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in. Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them. Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation. Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!