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The Weekend Brew: The Promise of His Goodness

August 22, 2014

Land of the Living

Sometimes life catches you off guard, and you have to fight to keep your perspective. As seasons change, it’s easy for me to fall into the “what if’s” and “if only’s”.  But staying there in that place minimizes the promise of the power of God in my life.  Reflecting on what could have been, or even what might be, good or bad, steals away the now moments and clouds my vision of the work that God is doing in my life right at this moment.

When life gets hard, and fear tries to creep in, I only have one place to go and that’s straight into the arms of Jesus. Only there is confusion silenced and fear laid to rest.

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And there He reassures me of His goodness and of His promises over my life.

I will choose to believe that He is good and that He has good things for my life.
I will remember how far He has brought me, and that He said He would never leave me.
Today I will choose to look upon His goodness through the eyes of faith.

What promises of God are you clinging to today?

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29 Comments

  • Reply Beth August 23, 2014 at 4:26 am

    “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11. He is good and has good things planned for you, friend. Love you. xoxo
    Beth recently posted..Scattering of Love :: Batch 2

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Thank you Beth. This verse brings me so much comfort!

  • Reply Rosann August 23, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Oh, I’m clinging to so many promises! But this one is for sure at the top of the list. Love it!
    Rosann recently posted..13 Lifestyle Changes that Helped Me Overcome Thyroiditis and Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Love you my friend!

  • Reply Keri T. August 23, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Oh how right you are! When life becomes somethg unbearable, I can only find that hope when I run to him.

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Kerri!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 23, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Whatever you are facing, I pray that everyday you will see evident signs of God’s goodness and presence and that You will clearly hear His voice.
    Elizabeth recently posted..Matthew 4:18-19…

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      AMEN Elizabeth. I am looking for glimpses of His goodness every moment. Blessings!

  • Reply Heather @40YearWanderer August 23, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Beautifully said, Barbie. I went straight to His arms yesterday in a bigger way than I had in a few years. One of those moments hit me. Thank you for this beautiful encouragement.
    Heather @40YearWanderer recently posted..Are You Sharing Fake Christianity? ~ {Living #ALLIN}

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Blessings and favor to you Heather!

  • Reply Jen August 23, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Convicting, yet encouraging words, Barbie! Thank you for the excellent reminder to seek shelter in Him and to believe that He wants good for our lives.
    Jen :)
    Jen recently posted..Fat Girl Insecurities and #TheLoft

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Jen!

  • Reply Heather @ My Overflowing Cup August 23, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I love that verse! I’m clinging to this one – “These things I have spoken to you that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world.” ~John 16:33
    Heather @ My Overflowing Cup recently posted..When Our Thoughts and His Words Collide

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:16 pm

      Love that verse Heather! Thanks for reminding me.

  • Reply Laurie Collett August 23, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Praise God that the arms of Jesus are always there for us! Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting & God bless.
    Laurie Collett recently posted..Triplets of Salvation: Renew

    • Reply Barbie August 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Laurie!

  • Reply Holly Barrett August 24, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Clinging to the promise that He is in control, He knows my future, and He is working in it!
    Holly Barrett recently posted..The work of your hand

    • Reply Barbie August 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      AMEN! Have a blessed week Holly.

  • Reply Mary Geisen August 24, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I am clinging to knowing that God’s grace is sufficient for me. That in my weakness or in my strength it all come back to God’s grace. Sunday blessings, my friend!
    Mary Geisen recently posted..Sunday Morning Always Comes-Grace

    • Reply Barbie August 24, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      His grace is enough! Thank you for the reminder.

  • Reply Julie Lefebure August 24, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Today I am clinging to 1 Corinthians 7:17. The Message translation reads, “Where you are right now is God’s place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there.” I’m living, obeying, loving and believing right here. You’re absolutely right, Barbie… confusion is silenced and fear is laid to rest in the arms of Jesus. Thank you for your beautiful words today. Glad to connect with your encouraging spot this weekend! Blessings!
    Julie Lefebure recently posted..The Miracle of God’s Faithfulness

    • Reply Barbie August 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Julie, thankful you stopped by. I love the thought of where I am right now being God’s place for me! Blessing!

  • Reply Kim Adams Morgan August 25, 2014 at 7:05 am

    Hi Barbie, It has been a while since I have been here. I love the Psalm verse you have here. I cling to the promise that God has my path planned for me, and He always know better than I do. His perspective is much greater than mine. When I get the idea to run ahead of Him, or start planning things that are not in line with His plans, my husband and I quickly stop. We evaluate. And we decide if this is going to the left or to the right of God’s plan. It has taken hard-learned lessons to get here.
    Kim Adams Morgan recently posted..Saving Souls

    • Reply Barbie August 27, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Kim, thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Reply Created Well August 26, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Guard and keep yourselves in the love of God; expect and patiently wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)—[which will bring you] unto life eternal. Jude 21 AMP

    He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; Psalm 91:4-9 KJV

    To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen Revelation 1:5b-6 ESV

    Living in the Love of God under the wings, blood, and cross of Christ. This is what I’m clinging too and trying to learn instead of living in fear, self-hatred, and distrust. It’s not on the surface, it’s at my core, deep in my being that many don’t see and I often forget about. However, when the right circumstances come about, all of it surfaces and tries to pull me back to my darkest days that were full of loneliness, depression, and debilitating anxiety. Praise God for your post! A reminder and confirmation that I’m right where I need to be in my growth journey with Christ!

    • Reply Barbie August 27, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      You have blessed me tremendously with these promises! Thank you!

  • Reply Carmen Horne August 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Barbie you have a beautiful page! I love the header. I am learning about link ups and I am glad I have found The Weekend Brew. I look forward to joining in.

    My family has had some big struggles this year and relying on the goodness of the Lord has help us through. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Barbie August 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Carmen, so thankful you found me! I will have this week’s Brew up late tonight. Would love to have you join in, any time!

  • Reply Elizabeth August 30, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Beautiful sky and beautiful words of comfort and encouragement!
    Elizabeth recently posted..2 Samuel 22:2…

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