God wants the very best for us. This is something that some people cannot fathom because they do not truly know God. Often it is because we think we know what is best, that we grumble at things that are placed before us or we complain as we journey on a path that simply doesn’t make sense. But God wants the best and wherever we are and whatever we have is all a part of His plan. Trust in Him.
If you are scrambling right now, attempting to gain something you consider good, think twice about this goal. If it’s difficult to reach, is it because you are supposed to grow as you walk in faith? Or is it difficult to reach, because God has something different (and better) for you? Rest in Him.
The Psalmist understood that God will “withhold no good thing.” God is good and He will pour out His goodness upon us in abundance. If you wonder where the good is at, first look at where God is at in your life, and then look at where He is leading. Consider the way you view things in your life; sometimes we see something as not-so-good because our perspective is skewed.
Life is a journey, not a race. His timing. His plan. His way. He will withhold no good thing.
“For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.” – Psalm 84:11 [NLT]
We have our good days and our not-so-good days. There are days when we find ourselves saying, “This is the best day of my life.” Or maybe “one of the best days of my life.” Those are the days we love most, and yet, if we consider them alongside all the days of our life, they will fall short.
We focus too much on time here on earth, but this is not our home. The Bible tells us that our perspective should be an eternal one. The time here on earth is only a small pinch of eternity. Having a great day is awesome, but it is nothing when placed beside a single day in God’s courts.
Today, rejoice during the good and bad days, but know that something beyond imagination is coming. Keep your focus on the eternal. Having that perspective allows you to live a life of gratitude, full of peace and joy—a life that glorifies God.
“A single day in Your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.” – Psalm 84:10 [NLT]