God does not send us into the dangerous and exacting life of faith because we are qualified; He chooses in order to qualify us for what he wants us to be or do." Eugene Peterson
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Robyn Rochelle Cox
Loving God in the Moment
Monday, September 19, 2005
Hope - life through the lens of God's Goodness!
I've been hearing a lot about hope these days. On the news there is discussion of the lack of hope for Hurricane Katrina victims on one day; the incredible awareness of the new hope in a new life (at a distance from the cycle of poverty and generational deficiency) on another.
Yesterday, I shared with a friend a memory of my wrestling with the truth that God is Good. I questioned the wonderful attribute of goodness found in a God that both gives and takes away.
I remember exactly where I was when I decided to receive this truth, to own it, to not question it any longer, to make it a part of my thought process in what was happening in my life at the time. It was not a particularly good time. Things weren't zipping along smoothly. In fact, life was pretty putrid. And I chose to receive the reality and truth that God is good -- and that being the case -- what was going on at the time, was good. Not fun, not enjoyable, not even pleasant. But – good… for me, my kids, and all those involved. Why? Because He IS ALL goodness and in that there is HOPE.
That was the moment that my heart caught up with my mind and I could sing in all honesty, "My hope is built on nothing else than Jesus Christ"What a wonderful truth that we have a sure hope in our future because of Him and who He is --- GOOD.
This truth changes the lens with which we view our lives.
Tonight, questions rise up out of my being. Questions concerning certain family members going through tough times... But, once again God reminds me of His Goodness and I get kinda' excited to see how He will work it all out.
Yep, God is Good and Hope in Him is assured. -- life through the lens of God's Goodness!
a mutating missionary
Posted by Robyn Rochelle E. at Monday, September 19, 2005
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