Surrounded By Goodwill

Tense. Noticeable tension. Not so much in clenched jaws or stiff backs. But it is involved in our talks of the future. 

I care.  In preparation for the unforeseeable there is always something to care about. 

He does not care. Future is within grasp for Him, because He holds it. 

Tension equals confusion. I say one thing, you say another; secretly hoping that I get the best of both worlds. 

Maybe our debates aren’t so much arguing, but signify my comfort in complacency. 


Why do we revere “sameness” when each second that passes signifies the better counterpart- “newness”. 

Sometimes complacency isn't self-confidence, it’s fear. Why do something that you are unsure of? Why trade certainty for uncertainty? This way of thinking is logical,  but the conversation between God and His creation has never been creation centered. We see near and God sees far, even into the depths of eternity. That’s how He makes His plans. 

Why is it so hard to believe what God says?

Try saying these words: “God has good intentions for me.” That was easy. Now, try to believe them. That can be difficult.  Belief in God is one thing, believing in what he says is another. That is the common killer of a fulfilled purpose. 

Psalm 5:12 says “For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor)” [AMPC]. 

We are surrounded by God’s goodwill. A refuge that not only keeps us, but favors us and wants us to do well.  More than you have goodwill for yourself. 

The next time you have a talk with your Father I encourage you to believe  that He wants good for you in every area of your life. For us, that includes our creative purpose. 

We are the vessel and He pours every good thing and idea into us. Once we desire God’s best more than our own, we will see God’s best poured into everything that we do.