Jul 12 2013

Every Good Thing

If today you’re having a hard time finding anything good, maybe your definition of good is a little off.

I thought about that after reading these lyrics to the song Every Good Thing by the Afters.

There will be days that give me more than I can take. But I know that You always make beauty from my heartache.

I know that’s true, because he’s done it for me.

I love what John Piper wrote about finding perspective on your life:

“Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. . . God is not just showing up after the trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting the course and managing the troubles with far-reaching purposes for our good and for the glory of Jesus Christ.”

If you need help seeing the good today in your life, pray this prayer with me:

Father God, please take my choices, mistakes, and failures, and turn them into something good. For Your word says, "...in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28). Your purpose, not mine Lord.

-In Jesus name, Amen.

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