This week while in the beautiful city of Las Vegas one of my favorite things has been waking up before my sweet husband, going out on our balcony overlooking the Belagio Fountains and having some sweet alone time with my Lord.
As I was sitting here thanking God for allowing me to wake up one more day, for giving me grace when I don’t deserve it, for turning my sadness into joy, for giving me peace when I should be discouraged, the song “You are Good to Me” came on my music shuffle. That use to be my favorite song years ago, before God promised us Joy, and I totally forgot I had it on my iTunes.
This summer has without a doubt been one of the toughest seasons for Ben and I. We’ve been to many fertility appointments, received crappy test results, and felt lots of heartache and confusion. But one thing we know is true… No matter what our doctors have told us, no matter what God decides to do with our future he is SO GOOD and we are joyful because of that.
The song says “I put all my hope on the truth of your promise. And I steady my heart on the ground of your goodness. When I’m bowed down with sorrow, I will lift up your name. And the foxes in the vineyard will not steal my joy. Because YOU ARE GOOD TO ME….”
I can’t help but hear that song now and realize that God knew I would need to hear that on the last day of August 2016. He knew that that song would make so much more sense to me than it did years ago when I downloaded it, it’s like he was telling me this morning “See, when you rest in my arms and praise me through your hard times I will give you strength, my daughter, and that strength is called the JOY of the LORD. A joy that no man, no vacation, no material object can give you. The feeling you have now is MY joy running through your veins, filling up your heart. Isn’t that a beautiful feeling?”
Oh what a beautiful feeling it is ❤️