When my oldest, Jossi, was born I had a terrible time with an unexpected C-section. During the delivery and recovery I could not stop my entire body from shaking... Except when they put her face up against my cheek. In that moment everything else disappeared and all I could feel was the warmth of my new baby's face against mine. Recently I noticed that my two little girls still have that same affect on me. The soft touch of their face against mine gives me such a feeling of peace. In that moment The Lord said to me in MY presence and at MY feet I still say "Quiet! Be still!" (Mark 4:39) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV) the more time I spend in His presence the less I worry about everything else.
This week while I was completing a bible study workbook it suggested completing this sentence "God is good, even when..." So looking back over the past year of our journey to Mississippi, here are some things I have learned:
God is good, even when we don't see where He is leading.
God is good, even when life is hard.
God is good, even when the world is not.
God is good and He will never leave us.
God is good. He always has been and He always will be.
God is good and we can trust Him with EVERYTHING!
I am thankful that I am not the one in charge of making the plans but I can trust the one who is.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9 NIV)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV)