“I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

It’s easy to get discouraged when we look at the world around us. There is so much poverty, violence, immorality and just plain rudeness. The news is filled with discouragement. The streets are filled with angry drivers. Some of our workplaces are filled with impatient customers.

Some days it’s hard to find something good to hold on to. It’s comforting to think that a day will come when we will be in Heaven and away from the troubles we have here on Earth.

As nice as it is to look forward to that day, God also promises to bring us good days now. David expressed his confidence in the fact that he would see God’s goodness while he still walked on Earth. This was the key for David: he knew his hope of seeing “goodness in the land of the living” was being intimately connected with God. He longed to dwell in God’s company and He knew that God would love and protect him.

We, like David, can walk with God daily and experience His goodness in our lives. Meditation on His word, time spent in prayer, desiring to do things His way and a confidence that He wants to bless us, are the keys to experiencing His goodness now. God is still incredibly good when the world feels ugly, and He wants us to taste and see His goodness daily.

Lord, I wait confidently for Your goodness in my life. Even if I can’t see it now, I believe it is coming. Amen.

Take Action

Change your focus. Decide to believe that good things are on their way. Say this out loud: “I will see the goodness of the Lord!” Take time to read the Christmas story to capture the wonder of the good gift of your Messiah.

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