Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men!
Psalm 31:19

We have a Father who is good and only good. There is nothing evil in Him, ever. He is righteousness and light. He is kindness and love. He is full of mercy and forgiveness. He is a just God.

The more we search for Him, the more we find Him. The more we find Him, the more we love Him. And the more we love Him, the more we will walk with Him.

Our Father has laid out a perfect plan for each one of His children; His desire is for our happiness and well-being. But because we are caught in human flesh, we may question whether the trials and tribulations we experience are intended to take us to higher places. We can imagine and dream of what will give us joy and contentment, but we will visualize on what we know in this world. Our minds cannot reach the higher places that God knows.  And here is where our trust in Him becomes everything.

Unless we have practiced walking with the Father, completely convicted of His love for us and His desire to give us His very best – even the very longings of our hearts – we will not understand the tests of endurance and perseverance. We will find no shelter from life’s toughest storms.

Deuteronomy 13:3 says, “. . . for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”

2 Chronicles 6:14 says “Lord God of Israel, there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts.”

There can be only one Master in our lives and we are allowed to decide who that will be. Psalm 30:5  says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Will you trust Him?

(All scriptures are from the New King James Version.)