Faith || Trusting God’s Ways: Believing God is Good Even When We Don’t Get What We Want

There are things I’ve desperately asked God for this year and I didn’t get them, not because of my lack of faith but for work of patience and trust.

I remember a particular month when all my prayers were just ‘Lord, please give me a miracle!’ 

But I only got the miracle of learning delayed gratification, a miracle of knowing the goodness of God even when what I wanted wasn’t granted. 

Moreover, we can only pray, we cannot tell God when and how He chooses to answer our prayers.

Our walk with God is a walk of faith! And faith breeds patience and hope and strength!

The truth is, I felt very bad, I was disappointed and I grieved but I learnt to accept God’s ways knowing that His ways are designed as much for my good as they are for His glory!

Sometimes, God takes us through the longer route so we can learn to trust Him through the process. He develops us through this process that transforms us, I guess perhaps, I wasn’t ready for that blessing I was asking for so God needed to begin some work in me. Glad I’m yielding!

I said all of that to say this, whatever season you’re going through, learn the lessons the Lord is teaching you, receive it with an open heart. He’s not a wicked God, He knows what’s best for us and even if we throw some tantrums, His sovereignty is not dependent on how we feel anyway, lol!

More importantly, He wants to draw us nearer to Himself, and prepare/develop us for the glory ahead.

Everything God does is strategic! Looking at the life of Joseph, we saw how God took him through all those life’s seasons at His pace, in His time and His ways just to make him a prime minister.

So, with God, the end result is always worth the wait!

God’s timing is flawless, His ways are perfect and His plans are always better than ours! We only need to trust Him!

Be strengthened!
Keep Flourishing!💋


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Inspiration || Experiencing The Goodness of God – Word for The Month of November

The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth. (Exodus 34:6)

Please note the word ‘abounding’
It means exceeding, generous, superabundant, it means the goodness of God exists in large amounts…

I wrote about how good God is in my last blog post, you can read it here

This is what the Lord has been impressing on my heart lately and I believe He’s ready to manifest Himself in this area like never before in our lives this month and beyond.

No matter how fast the year might be coming to a close and it seems nothing has worked for you or your goals for the year are yet to be met or look unreachable, I will encourage you to still see the goodness of God in everything that’s happening in your life and around you, know that whatever the Lord does is good, there’s no shadow of turning with Him, every good and perfect gift comes from Him. (James 1:17)

Also, know that the very essence of God is His goodness, it is one of His attributes, and it also describes who He is by nature, God is inherently good! Nothing more, nothing else!

So whatever that’s happening in your life presently doesn’t reduce who God is. But appreciating His seen and unseen goodness in your life will rather make things better. If you look closely, you will see that there is one major thing God has done for you this year if not all and that’s LIFE! He has preserved you, only the living can make plans or set goals. So cheer up and be thankful for the goodness of God you have enjoyed this far!

I pray for you that this month…

May you taste and see the goodness of God
May you encounter the goodness of God afresh
May you experience it more before the year ends
May you express it all the days of your life

May the Lord show you His goodness like never before
May good things never cease in your life and family
May you experience the outstretched arms of the good Lord
May His goodness chase you every day of this month and beyond
May your life prove that, indeed, He is good!
Amen!

Happy New Month Beloveds!💃
Welcome to November!
Keep Flourishing!💋


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Faith || God Is Good

God is Good…
Our experience doesn’t change who He is
Our situation or life circumstances cannot either
He is God when things are going well and even when they are not
He is, always has been and always will be, Good.

God is good…
When the tornado of life swirls around you
When the storms of life are raging
When the world hurls you like a ship upon the sea
Even in the midst of trials and tribulations.

God is a good God…
Our ability or inability doesn’t change who is He
Goodness is who He is! He cannot be something He isn’t
He remains God in every situation, nothing alters the fact that He is good
In the darkest of nights and the flashes of the morning.

God is God…
His goodness is immeasurable and His thoughts toward us are of good
His heart is kind, His mercy is unfailing and His faithfulness endures forever
He wouldn’t let anything bad happen to us unless something good was going to come out of it
He reveals His glory through the suffering He allows in our lives.

God is good…
Our minds cannot even comprehend the breadth and the depth of His goodness
His goodness is far greater than we can unravel
And even when we cannot understanding why some things happen, we can rest in the assurance that, everything He does is good
No matter what is going on in your life, there will always be a spur to remember the goodness of God.

God is good…
He’s got a purpose for every season and occurrence in our lives
He is too good to lead us astray
He has our life’s journey all well planned out
When we see in His light, we experience His goodness. Amen!

Keep Flourishing! 💋


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Faith || If it is God, it is Good

It can be good and not be God’s will but it can never be God’s will and not be good.

I think you should read that again!

I often say that, sometimes, God doesn’t make sense and so does His will a times. In fact, most times it doesn’t always look like what and how we have imagined it in our minds.

I wish I knew this earlier on in life, I wouldn’t have struggled much and be headstrong with God. Lol! But then He is a loving Father.

See, what looks perfect to you might not be perfect with God. That plan you are trying to execute now, now might not be the right time for it, that person that seem like your chief advisor that never gives one wrong advice might end up being an Ahithophel. (2Sam 17:7)

The scripture says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)

The truth is life doesn’t go the way we expected but God’s plans are perfect. ALWAYS!

No defect! No mistakes! No inconsistency! God is never wrong!

None of us has an idea of what tomorrow holds even the next minute, but there’s someone who knows.

Doesn’t it make sense to follow the steps of the One who knows?

We can make our plans, but the final outcome is in God’s hands. Proverbs 16:1 (TLB)

Hey! Save yourself the heartache, it is far better to follow God’s will.

Keep Flourishing!


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