Thankfulness in Sunny Seasons

By: Blake Hudspeth
We tend to emphasize the doctrine of divine providence in seasons of trial. Rightfully so. When chaos comes, it’s comforting to know that God is still in control. The storms of life must bow their knee to the One who works all things together for our good. And we are thankful for it.

God, however, is sovereign on the sunny days too. The ones that don’t leave us spinning or in despair. The normal, everyday ones where we get to watch our grandkids play baseball or have coffee with a friend. I am becoming more aware of his sovereignty on those days. And grateful.
Isaiah 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things which have not been done,
Saying, “My purpose will be established,
And I will accomplish all My good pleasure.”
Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all
There are gloomy days that end in questions and tears. Yet we can take comfort that God not only does good things, but is good. He is seated on the throne, orchestrating all things closer to the crescendo of redemption.

And there are lake days that end in ice cream and laughter. God is on the throne during those as well. So, when we taste the days of goodness, may we be reminded that one day He will wipe away every tear from our eyes. One day all will be right and good and new. Never to be gloomy again. These small moments are glimpses of an eternity that awaits. May they fill your heart with thankfulness to our God whose purposes for His people always end with sunshine.

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