Change is hard especially when it comes unexpectedly and unkindly, but God is good in every situation. I have been reminded of God’s goodness recently because of an unpleasant situation that people I love have been going through. Some of God’s people are unkind, unforgiving, and harsh—BUT some others of God’s people are kind, very giving, and thoughtful! It is not our responsibility to look at God’s people, but it is our responsibility to keep our eyes focused on God. Too many times we focus on the negative when everything about God is so positive. We cheat ourselves out of blessings when we fail to focus on God! Even in this hard situation, God has been good—He has met every need and exceeded our expectations of what He could possibly do. Why does it surprise us that God takes care of us including supplying for every need? It shouldn’t! Our God is able—he DOES own the cattle on a thousand hills!
I’m thankful for the lessons of faith we have learned through this situation. Thank you, Lord, for your provision and your tender care!
Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father!
There is no shadow of turning with thee;
Thou changest not, thy compassions they fail not:
As thou hast been thou forever shalt be.
Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see;
All I have needed thy hand hath provided–
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!
Great Is Thy Faithfulness by Thomas O. Chisholm, 1923.