Goodness // Fruits of the Spirit //
I am beyond blessed to have my beautiful friend and mentor, Cheyanne write about goodness. I am so thankful and grateful to have such a wonderful lady in my life right now because she radiates God's goodness with every step she makes. No matter what, she knows that God is good and I admire her in so many ways because of that.
The Goodness of God.
Everyone who knows Him can say that He is good. But everyone who has a relationship with Him can tell you why. Which one are you? My life has gone up and down so many different times and when they were down it was really easy to say that God wasn't good. To ask the questions, “Well where was He when..” or “why isn't He…”
It's really easy to doubt God but it is unfortunately so hard, at least for me, to look at Him when times are rough and still say “You are a good good Father.”
But that's where I want to be. I want to see a people group, known as His children, to be able to go through something that feels like the end and see a beginning because God turns everything into good. Why do we let the enemy blind us? Why is it that we want what we want at that moment and if it doesn't come in the pretty package we are hoping for, we get so discouraged that God doesn't have our back?
Beautiful things don't always have beautiful packaging.
I remember this one time that I felt like everything was basically hopeless. My depression was fatal and my anxiety was making me a prisoner. One night I went before the Lord and I cried and endless amount of tears. I honestly never thought it would stop and if it did it would have to be because my tear ducts had run out of liquid. I could barely breathe and I the only thing that I could think about was the pain that I felt deep within my spirit. Though, in that moment I heard a voice say “I am still good,” and in that moment I realized why I was crying. The more I cried the more my tears of hate and pain became tears of hope and joy. I saw the light at the end of the tunnel.
His goodness is the light at the beginning, middle and end. We just have to open our eyes to see it.
"Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalms 107:1
Cheyanne, I love you so much and I am forever thankful for you. God has set everything in place for you, and I cannot wait to see that rapidly unfold in your season. Love you!
Photos by Nicole Scappatura.