Wednesday, January 4, 2012

very bumpy, very uneasy... but God is good all the time

Hallelujah. God is good all the time.
Admittedly, it is hard to always believe this from our human vantage point. But thankfully, irrespective of our wavering opinions, the solid truth of the Savior's goodness never changes.

God is good.
His Way is good.
His plan is good.
His love is sooo good.

I write this to you as I endure a very bumpy, very uneasy plane flight. (And I REALLY hate to fly!) A flight that takes me and my husband into a new, uncertain chapter of our lives. You see, over the Christmas holidays, my husband accepted a new position that will ultimately move us from Chicago to Houston as soon as February 2012. Needless to say, our whole world has just become bumpier and uneasier than ever as we venture forward to find a new home in a new city while juggling all that must be wrapped up professionally before leaving our current officer roles in Chicago.

Yet, through this bumpy flight... and through the uneasiness of a new, unpredictable future, I am reminded that my God is good all the time. His timing is perfect. His Word is sound and wise. Hallelujah! For my God has planned every step. My God has already ordained the outcome of these brief days and continues to beckon my spiritual advance... to worship His throne... to seek only His peace... to fear not... to lay down calmly in his righteousness rather than freeze in the panic of momentary turbulence.

So, as I sit here being tossed about thirty thousand feet in the air, I obediently choose to claim the truth of my Master's Word. I will bless the Lord with all my soul - with all that is within me. I will not forget His benefits nor what He has done for me. My God is so merciful. My God is so gracious. Hallelujah! My God is good all the time, and He is in complete control! Yes, I choose to set the Lord always before me and praise His Name. For He has not given me a spirit of timidity or cowardice, but rather has offered me His faithful friendship and a spirit of power and self-control. Thank you, Savior, for with You I can see past these bumpy, uneasy moments and breathe easy. I can appreciate that as far as the east is from the west, so have you removed my transgressions and come to my ultimate rescue. I will cast every burden on you and trust that you will sustain me. For you care for me. You love me. You are always, always good to me. Hallelujah. God is good all the time.

Friends, bless the Lord with all your soul... even in the bumpiest moments... even if life seems uncertain, uneasy, or threatened. Remember how faithful He is and bless His Holy Name! Set Him before yourself and choose to worship the throne of the Most High! For God is indeed good. A refuge in times of trouble. A King who cares for those who put their trust in Him!

Jesus said, "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)

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)

Hallelujah! God is good.
His Way is good.
His plan is good.
His love is sooo good!!!

This bumpy, uneasy day is THE DAY to rejoice and be glad in JESUS CHRIST OUR GOOD LORD!


~ Victoria

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