- Poverty >> Compassion International - http://blog.compassion.com -
The Goodness of God
Posted By Web Team On May 11, 2012 @ 12:18 am In Employees and Culture | 3 Comments
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.
Read all the One in Spirit  devotionals.
Article printed from Poverty >> Compassion International: http://blog.compassion.com
URL to article: http://blog.compassion.com/the-goodness-of-god/
URLs in this post:
 subscribe to our blog: http://feeds.feedburner.com/CompassionBlogPosts
 Web Team: https://plus.google.com/+compassioninternational
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/one-in-spirit
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/be-the-light/
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/sponsor-tour-my-best-day-in-ministry/
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/words-of-faith/
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/brokenness-before-god/
 Image: http://blog.compassion.com/thanking-god-before-a-prayer-is-answered/
Copyright © 2010 Christian Blog on Child Poverty. All rights reserved.