Thursday, December 13, 2007

God is Good

I'm having a rough morning so far and it's hard to feel thankful today. Everything that could go wrong has already gone wrong...

But I was reminded by my husband that no matter what is happening, God is still good. He's good all the time. My husband's favorite verse is in the book of Habakkuk. It's a reminder that no matter what is going on, we can choose to praise the Lord.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord and I will be joyful in God my savior.


I guess a little perspective helps too: there are grapes in my fridge, there is olive oil in my cupboard, and there's plenty of meat in the freezer for our family. So, I really do have lots to be thankful for! And even if I didn't have those things, I could rejoice in God my savior.




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16 comments:

Tiffany Stuart said...

Sweet Heather,

I've had those days. You are right on to bring the Word in to get perspective. I know it's not easy but it definitely helps.

Go ahead and cry to Jesus. He cares for you. May he comfort you with his perfect peace in the storm.

Hugs!

Nise' said...

I needed this reminder today as my day got off to a rough start as well.

Susan said...

Hi Heather,

I would have to say that verse is right there as one of my list of favorite scriptures too.

Oh, how many times I've had to remind myself of those words when things were not going well, or the results were not what I desired.

Yes, I WILL praise him, at all times.

Blessings to you on this TT!

Susan

PS Hope your eye is better!

Robyn said...

I am so sorry you had a bad morning today Heather!! Sometimes I feel like I have more of those than good ones! I will be praying for you today dear friend. Going back to what I said in my TT post, I will be praying for you to FEEL God's strength and peace today.

I know you said you've been leading a hectic schedule here lately. Take heart, Christmas is now less than 2 weeks away!! After that, it is all downhill, at least I hope!!

Praying for you,
Robyn

Bobbie said...

I LOVE that verse and will go read Habakkuk now. THANK you for your blessing post!

Denise said...

Bless you my friend, praying for you.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Bless your heart! Those kind of days are so hard! You had a good post anyway!! I just pray right now in Jesus name that things will work out and peace will come into your home and heart and everything will work out! Love and a Hugs Grams

ellen b. said...

Heather,
May God continue to show you His goodness no matter what. Blessings on you and your family!

Laurel Wreath said...

I pray tomorrow is a better day. It is frustrating to have a day where nothing seems to go right.

Hugs!

lori said...

rough days....I know them well...
but you know what to do and where to go...

and YES, I did come out talking..I do believe I did...:)
it's nearly 7pm, I pray the day got better...
hugs,
lori

Andrea said...

Yeah, sometimes it's hard to remember to be thankful on the rough days...but it's nice to have a great hubby to remind you too! :) Hope your day tomorrow is better though!

Kathy S. said...

Yay God! That simply looking up can change us is amazing! I had a couple rough days trying to get my Christmas letter done, and create a postcard for advertising...I would get it all done (2 hrs per project)go to file it and freeze the computer and lose everything. Then today, it wouldn't print my address labels. Unreadable file. Over an hour later, we got it...I think that is 7 hours lost, but wait... I noticed that having to redo things so many times, I got alot quicker!! God is good! I hope the rest of your day went well.
Rejoicing in our Savior with you,
Kathy

Heather said...

Heather, I am also thankful that God is good, whether we remember that or not! When we do prayer time with our little one each evening, we try to remember to thank Him for all of the little things. We want to teach her to recognize God's presence in everything!

Have a blessed day, Friend!

Rose said...

Hi Heather-we all have those days! You are right to quickly get into God's word. God will comfort you-He gave us the Holy Spirit to comfort us. Blessings, Rose

godisincontrol said...

What a great verse, I will have to remember that one! Thank you for sharing your Thankfulness with us even when you didn't feel like it!
It was such a blessing!

Vicki said...

Your post blessed me, and I especially love that verse. Sorry to be so behind in visiting this week....the germies got me down:-)

love ya,
V.