Monday, June 10, 2013

God is good all the time, all the time God is good

So I've been wanting to get a job this summer for a while, but because of my age it's been really hard to find one.  Well it looked like I was finally going to be able to get one at a great place to work.  I went in, the interview went well, the manager wanted to hire me, but he just needed to check with the owner to see for sure.  Well I just found out that the owner decided not to hire me because of my age and the government regulations that they would have to deal with me if they hired me.  

Not gonna lie, it was a pretty big disappointment.  I was excited about the job, and I really thought I was going to get it.  But even though I was disappointed I remembered something: God is good all the time.  I don't know why God let this opportunity slip by, but I know He has my good in mind.  My job is just to trust in Him and His goodness, even when I don't understand. 

I might see why this happened in the future, I might not.  But I do know that this has strengthened my faith and made me realize again how amazing God has been to me.  Today we were making lunches for a charity that gives meals to kids who would otherwise go hungry.  By the grace of God, I've never gone hungry before.  God has been so good to me and has blessed me so much.  He's never let me down in the past, and I know He never will, so I will trust him, even when I'm sad and don't understand.  Nothing, not a job, not anything else can ever compare to God's embrace and love, and it's so comforting to know that He will always be there.

You are good, You are goodWhen there's nothing good in meYou are love, You are loveOn display for all to seeYou are light, You are lightWhen the darkness closes inYou are hope, You are hopeYou have covered all my sin

You are peace, You are peaceWhen my fear is cripplingYou are true, You are trueEven in my wanderingYou are joy, You are joyYou're the reason that I singYou are life, You are life,In You death has lost its sting

Oh, I'm running to Your arms,I'm running to Your arms
The riches of Your loveWill always be enoughNothing compares to Your embraceLight of the world forever reign

You are more, You are moreThan my words will ever sayYou are Lord, You are LordAll creation will proclaimYou are here, You are hereIn Your presence I'm made wholeYou are God, You are GodOf all else I'm letting go 
-Forever Reign by Hillsong United