This question is something we ask ourselves all the time. It’s a question that some of our realist friends will ask us. This is just a question I think even God wonders from time to time. What’s really good? The answer to these questions needs to be only one thing….perseverance. We find in the Bible in James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” In other words, what’s really good is that I have been enduring some trials of all different matters in my life (from getting cheated on, someone who cheated, laughed at from classmates, lied to from my close friends, looked at as an after-thought, someone that couldn’t pay rent every month, ugly, lonely, depressed, unsatisfied in my marriage, created to fail, persecuted by my church family and list goes on) where it doesn’t look like the winning side is going to becoming my way. This can be hard for some people and just thinking about it happening to one of you makes me feel sad to know that you’ve endured it.
The trials always comes when we are working to stand firm within our faith. I have seen the enemy at work within my own life and it is nothing to brag about because there were moments where I also wanted to quit and just say “Well God that was a good run. Sorry I let you down”. Those were some tough moments but what held me up to continue was knowing that there was something still inside of me that wouldn’t let go of knowing that all things are working for Bryant’s good. It is at those moments that I would encourage you to know that even through the moments of test and trials, heartache and disappointment that it is your faith that will push you through those issues. It’s our faith in Jesus that we can say that I am fearfully and wonderfully made or that no weapon formed against me shall prosper or that we will never put more on me than I can bear…..it’s when our faith begins to produces strength to persevere.
So when people are wondering what’s really good with you, you now have the joy to be like Paul and boast about your weaknesses because when you are weak you are made strong. What’s really good is that God is allowing me to see how awesome I am, what’s really good is that my family is jacked up with different mental health issues but we are still holding on, they may want to give up and so do I but God reminds me daily that he’s able.
What’s really good is God answering our prayers. Please don’t give up the faith for yours in producing a spirit of perseverance so that you can endure. We got this in the bag.