Seeing The Goodness of the Lord

Monday, March 04, 2013 Posted by Anitra Elmore

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would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 27:13

This verse has pulled me through more difficult situations than I can count. I've found so much power in REMEMBERING to BELIEVE that God is indeed good, and regardless how dark things my seem, I will see His goodness again (and again).

It's easy to focus on what's wrong--to glue my eyes on what's lacking, what's broken, what's inadequate, what hurts, but when I determine to set my eyes toward His goodness, all of the other things I could be focusing on begin to get blurry.

With every single trial, I have a choice to doubt and be distracted by what I see or to focus on believing that I will indeed see His goodness. While one choice causes me to lose heart (be discouraged, give up), the other choice causes me to take heart (be courageous and strengthened). It's not always easy to make the right choice, but I've definitely seen that it's worth it.

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14



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