God is Good


Day 1

Prepare us to know of your goodness

Good; to be good, be pleasing, be joyful, be beneficial, be pleasant, be favourable, be happy, be right

God is good all the time all the time God is good!
This phrase has stuck with me from the moment I heard it. Even in those moments when I wonder if anything is good, I hold firmly the truth that He is good. Now I am not saying that every situation is good or every pain, every sickness, every death is good. What I am leaning on is that God is good!
You are good
You are good
When there's nothing good in me
You are love
You are love
On display for all to see
Something in my soul cries out, "YES!" when I say, "God is good" maybe it's because there's not a lot of goodness in the world. There is evil and sadness and pain, but somehow reminding myself of that truth that God is good and there is no evil in him, gives me hope.
 Lord prepare my eyes to see your goodness. Would you show me your goodness in people, places, and situations?
My mom has dementia and there's been times where it feels excruciatingly painful for me to watch this strong woman not remember the things that I just told her or see her struggle to remember her great-grandchildren. It's painful and  hard to see goodness in the midst of that.

I have been praying that God would allow me to see his goodness when I'm with my mom and this week God answered my prayer.

A few months ago I had given my mom the task of cutting out box tops that we had at our school. I handed her a large bright green fluorescent bag filled with box tops. They needed to be sorted into bags. She took them home because she was excited to do this task it was finished quickly. Her voice was filled with excitement and pride as she called me to tell me that it was done.
The next day I received a phone call and my poor mother was frantic! She could not find the bright fluorescent green bag full of box tops.
I was desperately trying to see God's goodness in the midst of this, but honestly I was concerned because they were for my school. How would I tell my coworkers that the box tops had been lost. I was letting people down and I was disappointed.

After a strong talk to myself, "Let it go" we searched her apartment, yet were unable to locate them. I was convinced that they had been thrown into the trash and were gone.

God is good! This week I got an exciting call from my mother. The bright green fluorescent bag had been found! Somehow, it had slid down into the side of the chair. She was so proud that she had once again regain control of the box tops!
It may seem silly to you, but I feel like God's goodness was in the midst of those darn box tops.  Finding what had been lost brought great joy to my mom and it brought deep joy to me.

God is good

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136

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