Lord, You Are Good

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"For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” - Psalm 100:5

It’s hard when prayer requests go unanswered or desires go unmet. We can easily feel frustrated with God. Hope turns to hopelessness, confidence becomes disappointment and faith turns to despair.

But what if we really believed God was good? What if we believed that He was always saying yes — maybe not to what we are asking Him for right at that moment — but saying yes to His best.

What if we trusted His heart, even when His hand seemingly withholds the very thing we so desire? What if we chose to celebrate all of the previous yes answers He’s given us despite His current no? It could change how we respond. We could find joy, keep hoping and smile despite what we see.

We want our yes, but hang in there. Keep hoping. Keep praying. Keep believing. And if God says no? Choose to give thanks anyway.

I have been walking with God long enough to know that many times God has said "no" because He had a greater "yes" in store for me. I have been walking with God long enough to know that even if I don’t like His answer, I can respond to Him with expectation, hope and joy. I have been walking with God long enough to know He’s good and although He doesn’t always give me what I want, He always gives me what He knows I need.

Therefore, in some way, shape or form, He’s always saying yes!

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LORD YOU ARE GOOD by Israel Houghton

Lord You are good and your mercy endureth forever
Lord You are good and your mercy endureth forever

[PRE-CHORUS]
People from every nation and tongue
From generation to generation

[CHORUS]
We worship You, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
We worship You, for who you are

We worship You, Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
We worship You, for who you are. You are good!

[BRIDGE]
You are good all the time
All the time You are good (x4) CHORUS

Prayer: 
Gracious Lord, today I choose joy because I believe You are always saying yes. Starting today, I choose to respond to You as if You are always good — a Father who has my best interest at heart. Thank You Lord. Amen.
Date: 
Jan 19 2018