When and Where?

Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. ~ Proverbs 13:12 MSG

I have been spending the early Advent season walking our country gravel roads, sitting around the fire with those I belong to, Ed and Oliver, reading, conversing, and more reading.

We have been given the gift of slowness in this pandemic wielding season. Have you embraced the opportunity to just be still and listen around you and within you?

Most of us find this quite challenging.

I am like you, I have been heartsick of late. Though I have not been isolated, I have experienced a collective disappointment upon disappointment. It hasn’t killed me, but I don't know how much more I can stomach.

I do recognize that if I listen closely to my interior self, where our soul resides, I’m like a caged wild animal. A rabbit darting back and forth seeking a crack in the cage to escape to freedom.

Yet, I believe we are held up and held in for a potentially good purpose. Uncomfortable and downright brutal at times, yet all the same good. I am trusting a sudden good break as the scripture above alludes. Knowing that sudden is relative it still indicates a nearness. The sudden GOOD break is what captivates my attention.

Jesus reminded his followers, those doubting and those believing, that only God is good. Have you seen and heard the goodness of our great God lately?

Truthfully, the goodness of our loving Father is overwhelmingly evident and closer than your breath. Really. I wouldn’t lie to you in this hour of colossal fabrications and delusions.

The One who knows the end from the beginning hasn’t forgotten you or me. The great I Am will not delay or relent from being good to those who belong in his family.

Today is a perfect day to look up and look out for God’s goodness that can and will change everything.

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