February 29, 2024


General For All

Choosing to Live in the Goodness of God — The Better Mom

Choosing to Live in the Goodness of God — The Better Mom

For the very last several months, our women’s Bible study has been doing a word analyze of “good” all over the Bible. We have uncovered God continually reminding us that:

He is fantastic.
All excellent things are from Him.
He can use all issues for excellent.

And like any fantastic trainer, His lessons get ready us for the check.

Our second flight was incredibly bumpy, the worst I have at any time expert. You could hear a pin fall as we designed our closing method into the Halifax Airport. I was giddy with enjoyment for the 4 of us (my three children and I) to soar into the arms of my Papa again just after a few lengthy many years aside!

We waited, and waited, and waited for that thrilling stress to tighten our chests as the brakes have interaction at touch down. In its place, there was a collective gasp as the engines unexpectedly roared back again to life and the aircraft heaved skyward all over again.

Moments later, our Pilot announced that we could not land thanks to inadequate visibility. We would make one particular much more try before staying rerouted to a further town since we did not have ample fuel for any far more tries.

Our 2nd method was unsuccessful as very well. The Pilot sooner or later shared a new approach and apologized for the delayed announcement – they ended up also guiding us through a lightning storm. Just what I required to listen to!

After an extremely very long day of vacation, we were being heading to conclusion up in a fully distinctive town. Tears of stress pooled in my eyes as I struggled to understand why He hadn’t made a way for us.

But there was this persistent whisper in my coronary heart – “remember I am great.”

I was reminded of the prayer I say when factors really don’t go my way (which is so pretty typically!). Heavenly Father, I never know what you are doing but I know that you are excellent. I pick out to have confidence in you.

No make any difference what is occurring drinking water gushing from a ruptured pipe, a relational conflict or a rerouted flight – He is for my fantastic and the superior of those people all over me.

Our short two-hour flight ended up getting six-and-a-50 % several hours. We landed, refueled and sooner or later returned to our first place for a 3rd attempt, and in the end effective landing.

My superior Father had without a doubt introduced me properly into the waiting around arms of my very good father – just immediately after a 5-hour hold off, some frayed nerves and uncovered belief issues. I was reminded however again that

God’s goodness is not identified by our instances.

He will go over you with his feathers, and less than his wings you will come across refuge his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4

The entire time, we were secure below His wings.

You will maintain in best peace people whose minds are steadfast, due to the fact they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

Three months afterwards, we ended up heading West on our return flight, at just the right time! We adopted the sunset the overall way. It was the most gorgeous flight and the opposite of what we had expert ahead of. This 1 was attractive, tranquil and smooth!

About 20 minutes ahead of landing, my daughter and I seen a thunderstorm way off in the length. We could see the full storm cloud, bursting with occasional flashes of mild. Hardly ever, the total detail lit up like an explosion. It was stunning to observe from above.

But guess what? Surrounding that thunderous storm cloud was only sunset.

It was a impressive, visual reminder that from above, the storm is really really smaller, the turbulence is only temporary, and God is extremely a great deal in regulate.

Rejoice generally, pray regularly, give many thanks in all conditions for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Sweet just one, no matter what storm surrounds you proper now, established your eyes just earlier mentioned it. The Son is there, and He is excellent, no subject what. Even in the midst of heart-dropping turbulence, peace and hope that is over and above human comprehension can be yours as a result of Jesus.

He is with you, and He is for you!
XO, Heidi