Hope Is Anticipating God’s Goodness

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:13-14 NASB).

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God has only good plans for your life. He does not have bad plans for you—he never has and he never will. Yet a lot of people miss God’s plan for their lives because they don’t trust God. Instead, they decide to follow their own plan, and in the end, that leads to hopelessness and pessimism.The more you understand God’s goodness, the more hopeful you’re going to be because hope is anticipating God’s goodness. The only reason you have hope is because God is good. If God is not a good God, there is no rational reason for hope.

“I would have despaired unless I had believed that I’d see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14 NASB).

Everything God does for you, through you, to you, and in you, he does because he is a good God. God’s goodness in your life isn’t based on how good you are. It’s based on God’s character, not yours.

Everybody needs God’s goodness. Everybody wants God’s goodness. But we have to understand and believe it to experience it. In his goodness, he blesses us with sustenance and balance, resilience and guidance, confidence and assurance, influence and abundance, benevolence and inheritance. He makes it all available to his children because of his grace and his good character.

 

https://pastorrick.com/hope-is-anticipating-gods-goodness/?roi=echo7-35246641005-53862045-d753c26605122c915a8f3e3c06407167

 

“This is what I love about you”

In the beginning you love everything about him. You are captivated by his six pack, his spirit of adventure, and his lion’s heart.
In the beginning you love everything about her. You go crazy with the swing of her hips, a wink or a chewy chocolate cake baked especially for you.

One day you wake up. Daily routine has shattered your rose-tinted glasses. “His six pack is not so hot anymore, instead his joints creak with every move.” Or: “It would be better if she swung her hips into a gym one of these days.” You realize: “My partner has changed.”

Fortunately! He isn’t standing still. The problem is not the change but rather, that you are a creature of habit. It is your task to rediscover your partner and to simultaneously not forget why you went up the aisle with sparkling eyes to marry your bride/groom.

MARRIAGE BOOSTER
Write down on a piece of paper what attracted you to your partner when you first met him/her. What personality traits, strengths and reasons made you want to have him/her at all costs?
Complete the list with the positive characteristics that your partner has acquired over the years of your married life. Then tell each other!

https://my.bible.com/users/CamsPajaroja/reading-plans/2146-refresh-your-marriage-in-31-days/subscription/325679231/day/3/segment/0

 

 

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