God's goodness is everywhere!
 
 
"[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living! Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord." ~ Psalms 27:13-14  AMP
 
Good morning! I pray that you are enjoying the cool winds of fall. I love the change of seasons especially fall because I absolutely adore wearing boots! At the beach-side church service the other night I even wore my suede boots through the sand! This morning I wanted to share with you these two scriptures that brought me such hope and encouragement today. I pray that you will be inspired, too!
 
The first point today is that one of the keys to hope is to believe and expect God always! We must seek His goodness in all of life even when it hurts or does not seem to make sense. God is everywhere! We must just train our eyes and hearts to see Him in the land of the living!                                                                                                                       
Then we must wait and expect the Lord to show up with victory! As the scriptures share we must be brave and full of courage. These are NOT easy times for Christ followers! We must be bold and courageous expecting God to be with us and to have the ability to see His goodness in everything! No matter what happens in the upcoming months after the election we must not let our hearts grow weary! No matter what-- we must endure to the end pursuing the goodness of our God and sharing His great love and goodness to all we see.
 
My challenge this week is: if you are feeling anxious and insecure about our future as Americans and Christ followers then start looking for God's goodness everywhere! Don't lose hope! Keep your heart close to God's own heart and expect Him to show up in every area of life! If you struggle with anxiety, pain, or discouragement then wait upon the Lord until He shows up! These are the days that our faith may be tested to limits we have never seen, so I urge you to expect the Lord in everything and look for His goodness everywhere!
 

 

As we get closer to voting for our next President for the United States, please pray for our country that we will repent and turn away from our wicked ways so that God can heal our land. Also, I will be praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you may have. I would This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Have a Lively week!
 
Livin' Lively with Love,
Laine Lawson Craft