Taste and See the Lord is Good

 “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth.” Exodus 34:6  --- I’ve learned grief has many different faces. Among them are sorrow, misery, anguish, pain, distress, heartache, agony, torment, affliction, suffering, woe, dejection, and despair ? just to name a few. During the years of caring for my Mom before she died, I experienced most of these, and some of them simultaneously as her health worsened. I recall a specific grievous and prolonged time span in which I earnestly prayed, fasted, and begged for God to change our circumstances. I couldn’t see His goodness in our situation. Then one day at the end of a lengthy fast, God spoke to my heart as I read Jeremiah 10:19, “This is a grief and you must bear it (KJV).” I knew from that point on, regardless of how fervently I prayed, how long I fasted, or how earnestly I begged, that God didn’t intend to restore Mom to health. Consequently, I asked Him to “teach” me to trust in His goodness even when nothing appeared to be good. A major source of encouragement to me during this process was a quote by Charles Spurgeon: “Remember this, had any other condition been better (good) for you than the one in which you are, divine love would have put you there.” I copied the quote in my Bible. I referred to it often as I resolved to trust in God’s goodness. Now, as I reflect back, I’m thankful that God, in His goodness, allowed me the opportunity to care for Mom as I did. By Veda Lucas Used by Permission If you don’t see our comment form you can find it here: https://thoughts-about-god.com/blog/veda-lucas_taste-lord-good/ --- Further Reading •   The Unchanging Lord – by Charles Spurgeon •   How Big is God? •  Salvation Explained --- Follow Us On:  Facebook  • Twitter  •  Instagram  •  Pinterest --- The post Taste and See the Lord is Good can be found online at Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God.
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