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The Goodness of God

goodness of god It was nearly three years ago when my then 18-year-old son became a paraplegic due to a surgical error. I still remember, in the instant we were told the tragic news, I was immediately given two thoughts: “We are going to be OK” and “I only know this because I know that the Lord is, above all things, good.”

This truth became my bedrock for a faith that would carry me, my son, and my family in the days, weeks, and months to follow.

Our good God showed up repeatedly and made Himself known in a myriad of ways. From dear friends who cried and prayed with us and lovingly prepared meals, to specific answers to prayer and many more ways I cannot even express, God demonstrated His goodness.

His kindness paved the way to a deep, abiding peace.

I encourage you to read Psalm 145 in its entirety. It is an amazing passage. From this passage, I learned two important truths that have served me well in this season.

So, the next time you are faced with a season that seems impossible to bear, remember:

The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. All your works praise you, LORD. —Psalm 145:9–10a, NIV

Prayer: Father, help us see the blessings You have sewn into each new day, and give us the courage to tell others of Your goodness.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sean Dana is an International Trip Manager at our Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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