Keep Sight of His Goodness





Job 42: 2 – “I know you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.”

Encouragement to others is lacking in our society. When my kids were little, I encouraged them in everything they tried to do. What this did to their spirit and determination made me smile.

Discouragement is the opposite end of that. Many are discouraged because of their circumstances and I get that. I’ve been there. Some circumstances won’t feel peaceful.

But, if you know the peace maker, the comforter, you can experience peace during uncertain times.

I’ve spent many sleepless nights in my early years as a Christian, because I failed to acknowledge that God existed, or cared.

God doesn’t promise a Christian that after they give their life to Him that they will live in peace for the rest of their life.

But, He does promise that He’ll always be right beside us.

Just as I comforted my kids when they fell down and scraped their knees, or had a bad dream, God can hold us close and give us peace when the circumstances seem dire, or out of control.

Look to the goodness of God in every day, in every circumstance.


Dianne Petrey