Journal Entry ~ 07/10/18

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  - Psalm 23:6

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. When I focus on how He is blessing me, how my cup overflows, my heart swells with gratitude. This is how I find goodness and mercy following me. When I focus on all that is wrong and that I want God to fix in my life, anxiety, fear, and despair follow me. I try to remember God has me exactly where He wants me in this life, walking through the specific valleys He has laid out for me so that I will grow into the person He desires. His plan is infinitely better than my plan for my life, and so I am not only content with where He has me, but I am also so incredibly grateful He has chosen to pursue me.  

David wasn't referring to his life on earth at the end of this verse - he was referring to eternity in heaven with the Lord. No matter what he may have faced, or how his heart may have failed in this life, David held firm to this promise. It gives me such hope and comfort when I meditate on this truth in the midst of a difficult day. 

As His children, we will live in His house forever. We can rejoice in His plans even when ours are different or we don’t understand His plan...because ultimately this is where His plans lead us to. He is a good and merciful God whom we can trust as we walk through this life, eager for the day when we get to go home and be finally and forever with Him. 

Let that truth permeate your soul in the deepest, darkest valleys and you will find hope. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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