Recently, I heard a song called, “Praise before my breakthrough”. It is a great song, and it remined me of some things I’ve walked through over the last few years.
In 2016 the industry that Chris and I work in went through a slump. It was a hard time and on occasion we wondered if we would make it through. Each time my hope seemed to fade, I would go to my piano and begin to worship. I would sing of God’s goodness and faithfulness. I would worship my way back to the truth. I found my firm Foundation during those hard days. That’s where some deeper places of worship were borne within me. In those moments, I could literally feel my spirit and flesh come back into agreement with the Truth.
Now when life throws me a curve ball or challenge, I return to that. I will worship under all circumstances and no matter how I feel. I worship to tell my spirit and heart what to feel. I am not a victim, I am a daughter of the greatest Victor of all time and I can choose to act accordingly. I will not cower and just “fold my hand” and assume the goodness won’t return, because I know better. The sun will always rise and set, and a new day will always come. I know life is full of seasons and nothing is forever except God.
I know that God IS good, no matter if I feel like it or not.
This has been my greatest revelation and lesson in life. God is good, whether it feels like it or not. God is good whether I can see that goodness in the present, or not. God is good, no matter what others tell me. God is good, because He can’t change Who He is. He IS Who He is.
God is good.
How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young- a place near Your altar, O Lord Almighty, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in Your house; they are ever praising You. Psalm 84:1-4
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless. O Lord Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in You. Psalm 84:11-12