I would have despaired had I not seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. ~Psalm 27:13 NASB
The past few weeks have been very hard, especially after being in the hospital for a complete bowel blockage- it is literally a miracle that I’m alive and that I’m writing this from home and not a hospital. However, the goodness of God has prevailed. One of my favorite verses right now states, I would have despaired unless I had seen the goodness of theLord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13).
These days, sometimes finding the good in the circumstances is difficult. Sometimes my flesh wants to scream out, how can any good come fro this. However, God has blown me away with His compassion and Mercy. According to my doctors, I could still be in the hospital trying to survive from a complicated surgery. My doctors exact words were “If you don’t have the surgery you will die, and even with surgery you might die.” That overwhelmed my parents and I so much but we prayed and called on all prayer warriors and praise God in His perfect timing and goodness, surgery was not needed.
Also the Lord has allowed me to see and spend time with dear friends who I never get to see. Our fellowship and conversations may have taken place in a hospital room or in my hospital bed at home, but visiting with everyone was is encouragement my weary soul needed and it is good. With each day that comes a God reminds me of his goodness in ways both big and small.
I have been blessed to meet and talk with some of my blog readers and prayer warriors – people I did not even know, but they took time out of their day to visit and share how God has ministered to them through my blog. I wrote this with tears because I’m humbled and amazed. Each of these testimonies have shown me just how good God is, and how He ministers to my exact needs. He sees me.
No matter how hard your circumstances may be there is always goodness to be found. It’s nit easy on some days but it’s there. When feeling discouraged pray and ask God to show you an example of His goodness, and that He encourages you in His word. If you ask, He will do it.
To God be the glory great things He has done.