Active v. Passive 

“I will see the goodness of the Lord.”

There is so much in this one line – it’s a gold mine of spiritual awesomeness. It’s a line from a song we sang at church that comes straight out of Psalm 27. This line really hit me because of what it’s saying. It’s not saying “I see the goodness of the Lord right now while everything is going great.” It’s saying “I will¬†see the goodness of the Lord.”
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God is also faithful, merciful, good, full of grace, and has a plan for each of us. Put those two truths together and you know what that means? When life is good, God is all of those things. When life is bad, God is all of those thing. Though circumstances change, God does not.
We can be active and make the decision to see the goodness of the Lord always and have joy that cannot be shaken, or we can be passive and let our emotions be dictated by the circumstance of the moment.

Active v. passive. The choice is ours.

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