The Gift of God’s Goodness

God is good. God is good when we don’t feel good. God is good when our plans don’t go as expected. God is good when life is chaotic, unpredictable, and exhausting. God is good when life is boring, monotonous, and gloomy. God is good when there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel, and we are failing in life. God is good when we feel angry, sad, afraid, empty. God is good even when we can’t feel Him.

Have you ever made a plan only to find out God had a different one? I’ve always been a planner, and I’ve found myself many times lacking in my faith in God’s plan. The truth is, though, God’s plan is always greater.

Think of an ant bed. We as humans can see both ends of the hill because we are so much bigger than the hill. The ant doesn’t know what’s on the other side, or rather, cannot know until he travels there. Like ants, we cannot see the bigger picture the way God can. He knows what’s on the other side of the hill; He knows what is best for us.

When creating my book, “The Gift of a Dozen Reasons”, I couldn’t wait to announce it and give it to my mother on Thanksgiving. The book is about gratitude and giving thanks, so in my mind, Thanksgiving was the perfect occasion. Well, Thanksgiving came and went, and my book was not yet in my hands. So, I had to take a deep breath and let my vision, my plan go. Little did I know, God had something in store that was even more amazing, more perfect than I ever even imagined. I was able to give to my mother the book I had dedicated to her on Christmas Day and see her face light up the way mine did when I was child. “The Gift of a Dozen Reasons” turned out to be the greatest gift I could have given her.

God has a plan, a purpose for all those that seek Him; this He promises us. All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord. (Romans 8:28) And in the end of each and every one of our stories, His goodness is revealed.

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