Thursday, February 28, 2019

Even in the Worst Times, God Is Good

In review of Psalm 16:1-2 it says, “Protect me, God, because I trust in you. I said to the LORD, ‘You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you’” (NCV).

Today's passage is from Psalm 16, where David speaks of the joys and benefits of a life lived in companionship with God. I too enjoy these benefits now and eternally. In the passage David says, Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for my refuge. I said to the Lord, “You are my Master! Every good thing I have comes from you.”

Although it’s true not everything that happens in my life is good, that doesn’t mean God is not good, and it doesn’t mean God is not pouring his goodness into my life. God can take the bad and bring good out of it. Even in the worst times, God has a good purpose, a good plan, and a good reason.

Psalm 16:1-2 says, “Protect me, God, because I trust in you. I said to the Lord, ‘You are my Lord. Every good thing I have comes from you’” (NCV).

Today I am encouraged to pray and talk to God about his goodness? Say, “God, you are so good. I could never deserve your goodness. I’m sorry that I have often forgotten or doubted your goodness. Forgive me for ungratefulness and prideful self-centeredness. I am nothing without you. Like David, I would despair if I didn’t know your goodness. Open my eyes to see how good you really are, and let it transform my life.

“God, my soul needs restoring. I don’t always think right. I don’t always choose right. I don’t always feel right. I need you to restore my damaged soul, my mind, my soul, and my emotions. As I continue learning about your goodness, I trust that my sins have been forgiven because I’ve come to you and said I need a Savior. I’m going to release the people who have hurt me and pray a prayer of blessing over them. I’m going to team up with you and ask you to help me with the load I’m carrying.”

This morning I thank you Lord for answering my prayer and request for assistance on my tape identification, data destruction situation I was facing yesterday. It’s not complete, but I do thank you for helping direct me and my resources to better clarity and a plan. Today, I really do want to team up with you and obtain your help with the workload I’m carrying. I pray that you help guide me in discussions of resources and resource allocation. Allow me to not be defensive and protective but to clearly layout what is out there and have someone assist with the resource allocation discussions. I also pray for your wisdom and guidance in all the others tasks I oversee, the team I lead and my interactions with others. I also pray for your guidance and encouragement with the steps I’m taking in Financial Peace University. These are all steps to help me become a better steward of that which you have provided me. These things I pray in your Son Jesus name, amen!

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