We just got married and we just got a promotion at our job. With that promotion, our finances doubled. With the increase in finances, we’re able to upgrade and get a nicer car. Also, with that increase we’re able to plan for a 7 day vacation. Seeing that all of these blessings have entered our lives within a year, most of us would proudly say, “God is good.”

TWO YEARS LATER…

The excitement in our marriage has dwindled and now it’s rocky. We just lost a child in a miscarriage. The promotion we got requires more responsibilities that hinders our free time. The car we got had problems which caused us to spend more money than we planned. Now, we can’t go on extravagant vacations like we used to.

The same God Who we declared was good two years ago is still good today. The enemy wants to magnify unfortunate circumstances to hinder our praise. It’s a trap. God was, is, and always will be good. If we can push past our feelings and continue to give God praise in spite of unfortunate events, we will magnify God Who promised to give us double for our trouble (Isaiah 61:7).

Don’t allow situations and circumstances to determine the amount of glory and praise we give our God.

Psalm 136:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.