I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 27:13 (NIV)

Good news—the kids have a place to live. Although at times it felt like God was silent as we prayed for this particular need, He was working in the background so that they would have what was best for their family. Hindsight is always 20/20 and as we look back at what might have been, we are thankful for God’s mercy and the circumstances that brought us to this day. It is so much better than any manipulation that we might have been done in the midst of panic.

I like to be in control and relinquishing that role to God is a daily task for me. When I push and pull, take the reigns, or engineer the outcome rather than letting God take over, I am basically saying, “I don’t trust you, God, with this situation. I think I can do it better.”

If we truly believe that God loves us and wants the very best for us, then the act of waiting is also an act of trust. God never forces us so if we continue to do it our way, we suffer the consequences of our stubbornness and doubt: it takes longer, results are second best, and we are robbed of joy and peace. I didn’t say it was easy and sometimes, I have to hand those reigns back to Him several times a day. But, in the end, it is best.

Today’s verse is one of my Mel’s favorites and with confidence we can all say—God is good.