Taking my sweet time waking up, I was laying on the couch listening to some worship music (okay fine, I was listening to the new Paramore album, but I’m a firm believer in the fact that God can use whatever He wants to get us where He wants us.) when I got a text from my husband exclaiming over a success he had at work this month. I smiled as I remembered how much trepidation I had about him starting this job and how the Father had required me to trust Him enough to follow his footprints wherever they led. I wondered if this success would mean any kind of change for us, on any level. This was when I switched from Paramore to Bethel’s Loft Sessions album and when I heard this:
This is good, Julie. This is going to be good for you.
If I look at my life, I can see so many instances of potential or actual transition, all kinds of fear and doubt in the midst of them, even some struggles and hardships along the way, but the truth I heard this morning has always been true for us. Everything we’ve been through has been good, for our good even.
Back in October, Rocky received some personal ministry time with our spiritual family at a gathering in Kansas City, and one the women we love and esteem, Angie Steinke said to him, “You’ve wondered why you had to go through some of things you’ve gone through. But it was good. It sucked at the time, but it was so good for you. It was so good for you.”
Today I am struck by that promise on a deeper level than before. Yes, I’ve quoted Romans 8:28 more times than I can count in my lifetime — All things for good, etc. But it’s just now starting to sink in a little further.
Whatever tomorrow holds, it will be good. It might not look like it at the time. It might suck, but it will be good, no matter what the outcome. That’s His word and His word does not return void.
What good do you see in your life circumstances today? What areas of your life can you work to accept the promise of His goodness in?