Wednesday, August 24, 2005


I have been pondering God and HIS goodness the last day or so.Steve had been really enjoying his hot shower yesterday due to a sore back and neck.He'd been in there awhile and said"Though I'm really enjoying this,all good things must come to an end."Without a second thought I said"God's goodness never comes to an end."A quick study of God's word proved me right. :-)Psalm 52:1(NKJV)says"Why do you boast in evil,O mighty man?The goodness of God endures continually.Think of that people of God!His goodness endures continually.Everlasting and eternal goodness!I find that incredible and worthy of praise.That even when our lives appear to be void of HIS presence much less HIS goodness we have HIS promise that HIS goodness is eternal.Neverending.Another scripture that speaks of HIS goodness is Psalm 27:13(NKJV)which says"I would have lost heart,unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of God in the land of the living."I love that one in particular for God gave it to me years ago when we first entered the refiners fire.Those who know my husband and I know we have been through ALOT.I thank God for HIS word.I thank God for HIS goodness.I have continued to hold on to Psalm 27:13 as HIS personal promise to us.That we would see HIS goodness in the land of the living.Are you facing something that is causing you to doubt HIS goodness?Run to HIM!Memorize these promises in HIS word.Look for something,anything in your life(no matter how small)that is proof of HIS goodness!I'm not asking you to do something I have not had to do myself!:-)

Prayer:Father,I ask that you pour out your tangible goodness on those who read these words.Especially on those who may be feeling as if their very life is being sucked out of them by their circumstances.I'm asking as your daughter and as one who's been there.I love YOU.



Ellen said...

Thanks Sharon!
Bless you, Ellen

Mary J. Yerkes said...

Sharon, you have a tender heart. God bless you as you minister to others through the written word.

Sharon said...

Hi Ellen,
You're welcome!I hope you were blessed!

Sharon said...

As I read your comment I thought"How does one tenderize meat?"My mom used to tenderize cube steak(I think)by pounding the life out of it.Husband Steve and I have been pounded by many hard circumstances since 2002.Stuff that just smooths off and yes,even tenderizes all the rough edges in our personalities.And takes the wind right out of your sails.I write from that place of pounding.I pray that He speaks through me and that others in that place of pounding will come away encouraged.We're still going through some pounding even now.Pray for us if you think to.
Much Love,Sharon:-)