Could it be that God has something greater for us than our happiness?
How many times have we heard that phrase, "As long as s/he's happy..."
Is that the greatest goal that we can have for our children? For ourselves?
Or - could it be... that there is something more valuable out there.
What if God allows those refining moments - those moments that seem devoid of happiness to build into us -
Holy - set apart for His use.
God doesn't lack Goodness because we can't see that He's giving us something far more precious than our own comfort...
God hears our cries. He has compassion. He knows it might hurt to be stretched - & brought to a place of surrender & yet... in His Goodness - He still allows it.
Oh - i believe that He is Good. What comes from His hand *may not* make us happy and comfortable...
What comes from His hand might bring happiness or sorrow, comfort or aching discomfort -
But i trust in Your unfailing Love - My heart rejoices in Your salvation -
i will sing unto the Lord -
for He has been Good to me.