I will admit it… sometimes I forget.
When I am going through tough times, I have moments of annoyance, confusion, and sometimes, even anger. I sit in my stupor as I scream out to God…
“What are you doing?”
“Why is this happening?”
“I need help. Why aren’t you helping me?”
I had these feelings not too long ago, during a problem with my son’s residential facility. There I was, up in arms. I was mad and frustrated with everyone, including God. When I eventually calmed down, I prayed, and encouraged myself with scripture. That was when a flood of thoughts bombarded me. It was reminders of God’s goodness to me and my son, over the years.
“God has always taken care of us.” I shouted.
“God has always shown himself faithful.”
That is when I began to go back into my, “Goodness File.” These are the times that God has been a good Father to me and my son.
I began to think of how he cared for me when I became a single mother to my child with special needs, when he was only 4 years old; The home that God allowed me to purchase; The answered prayers for a job that was close to home, so I could place Nate on the bus and take him off after work; and much much more. The thoughts of God’s goodness continued to roll in my mind, as the tears streamed down my face
God has always been good. He has always provided and we all need to remember this in times of difficulty and when we think that life is hopeless. God is good and we will never be in despair, when we have Him, because he is indeed a “Good Good Father.” It’s just who He is.