Monday, July 2, 2012

...but God is Good

"Lord you are good and your mercies endures forever."

I have been so enjoying my time with the Vogels and Stevensons here in New Jersey! David's family and extended family all congregate in Sea Isle City during the summer and enjoy the beach and a bounty of AMAZING food!

It's such a fun and relaxing time. I have really enjoyed spending quality time with everyone and am so thankful to get to be here!

On Saturday night we had our own little church service since Sunday would be spent on the beach.
Nothing was really prepared, we just went around and shared what God has been doing in our lives.

I loved hearing everyone's heart, but was especially touched by what Grandma had to say.

She shared how hard it's been since Papa died. She shared the lonliness she's felt and how much she's had to cry out and rely on God to get her through. The thing that stuck out to me the most though, was after every statement she stated, "but God is good."

What a sweet reminder that no matter what we face in our life, God is still good. His mercies and goodness endure forever.

As I encounter the struggles of this life and the difficulties that come from my circumstances, I can honestly tell you that I have been so sweetly reminded at every turn just how good God truly is.

I have cancer, but God is good.
I have to go through chemo, but God is good.
I have to wait for a long to time to have a baby, but God is good.
I am not in control of my circumstances, but God is still good.

God is always good.

I pray that I can gold onto this truth as I continue my journey. 


  1. SO TRUE! Glad you have had some time to get away to relax and have some fun. Enjoy sweet friend! He is taking care of you!

  2. Praying this with you. What a joy it is to see how deeply God loves us. it is obvious that He is close to you and using the world around to testify to your soul.
    I am awed by His works in you even in cancer He uses it to beauty and grace and His glory.
    Stay strong, stay focused and stay you! You are beautiful!