God is still good.
Sometimes life is hard.
And sometimes life is hard and wonderful at the same time. I’m in this overwhelming paradox of the best and happiest season of my life being engaged, and then on the other side my family is suffering under brokenness and the weight of hard realities that come from sin and sickness. So what do I feel? When I know God’s timing is perfect, but it doesn’t make sense. What do I feel when I’m tired of feeling everything all at once?
I’m not sure to be honest. All I know, is that God is still God and that God is still good. I know these things whether I feel it or not. I know His Word remains true and His promises endure. I know that my hope is in a future glory and that this world is not my home. ((1 Peter 1:3-12)).
And so I wake up each morning and say out loud, “God is still good.” The first moments of my day, choosing to speak truth over my life. Because even if it doesn’t feel true, His Word tells me that it is. Even if it’s not always heartfelt, it pushes away the lies that I’m alone or that this hurt will last forever. “God is still good,” I repeat. I repeat it until my heart begins to believe it.
And so it’s ok for this to be the sweetest season of my life, even though there is pain. Because I know that the Lord is at work, bringing all things to Himself. Saving me, sanctifying me, and keeping me in the grace of His presence.
Sometimes life is hard. But God is still God, and God is still good.