Seeing Good Where You’re At
By Jennifer Slattery
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6
I hadn't planned it this way, but God knew what I needed to hear precisely when I needed to.
I’d hit some pretty significant challenges that left me questioning my calling and God’s hand in it. My inclination was to mope and retreat.
But then I learned my precious friend was dealing with something much more significant. She was awaiting news that had the capacity to level her family. This fact added power to her words.
She said, "Recognize this moment, where you're at, is good."
Consider that in light of whatever you are or might soon be facing, and consider it in light of God's character.
If you’re honestly trying to follow God, then wherever He has you in this moment, is good.
You did nothing wrong. You're not being punished. God's not done with you, or displeased. To the contrary, He's passionately in love with you and only has your absolute best in mind. Even in the hard, disappointing, or painful.
Live in the good of now. Soak up every blessing and don't let the hard or disappointing blind you to the beautiful. And no matter what, hold tight to this: God will never leave you, and He will never fail you.
So relax, trust, and keep moving forward, remaining fully present in the present.
Jennifer Slattery is a writer, editor, speaker, and the founder of Wholly Loved Ministries. She writes for Crosswalk, is the author of eight contemporary novels, and helped write Wholly Loved’s Bible study based on the life of Sarai (Gen. 12-23) titled Becoming His Princess, available for free (in ebook form) from Wholly Loved Ministries. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall outings with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband. Visit her online at jenniferslatterylivesoutloud.com.
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Originally published Sunday, 09 June 2019.