We are officially halfway through the school year. And my head hasn’t exploded yet!

When people ask me about homeschooling, I tell them that I’m going a bit nuts, but over all it’s going well. And then I tell them that God is good. There’s no other way for me to express what I feel except the firm sovereignty of the statement, God is Good. If I started to go into all the details with people in the middle of small talk, we would be there for hours.

But here we have hours ;o) Muhahaha!

God is good because he gently leads me each morning to the window where I see the sun streaming through the trees and glaring off the fresh white snow. He brings my first thoughts to the wonder and majesty of His creation.

God is good because when that moment with Juliet gets so very hard I think I may scream, he gently pulls me outside of myself to step back and look at HER. He has saved me countless times from reacting the exact way I don’t want to towards my precious girl. And the times when my inner flesh woman gets the better of me, he forgives and forgives and supplies my soul with compassion and patience that I can’t find within myself.

God is good because Layla is the hug I need. Her physical touch breaks through any walls I build up around me. Her quiet sweetness is easy for me to be still with. God loves me in ways I didn’t know I needed through her.

God is good because he has given me a husband who cares deeply not only about what is best for the girls, but what I need. He does everything he can to help me take space or if I need a shoulder to cry on. Against my better judgment, he trusts my discernment and opinions. Nor does he mind if I forget to shower before he comes home or if dinner is pancakes. In him, on the strength of his chest, in the curve of his neck, God has given me a place of peace and love and total acceptance.

God is good because even though I am snowbound I have had so much blessed connection with people through ways I didn’t expect. I am reminded that community with God’s people is a gift in itself, and that when it comes in a form I didn’t expect is truly God’s hand on my life. I am so thankful that God is so much bigger than me and my expectations.

God is good because as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed my transgressions. God is good because neither height nor depth can separate me from his love. God is good because he restores my soul.

Psalm 116:7-9 Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you.  For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.


4 comments to “God is Good”

  1. Jess

    T! Thanks! This post is a great encouragement and it was wonderful to read. It’s a reminder to me that I need to stop, breathe and remember what I have and I am so thankful for. I have experienced a tough two weeks being the head(and only) teacher in the class. My patience suddenly disappeared and I was not happy with how easily I was getting frustrated with the kids. This is a great reminder, God definitely is good. He has given me an amazing job that is really all I would want to do( work-wise ).Thanks for writing about what God is doing in you. :)

  2. Denese

    Yes, Yes, Yes, and Amen T! It’s amazing the ways God meets us when we rely on Him!
    Your post was a wonderful way to begin my day! Thank you for sharing : ) xoxo

  3. Carolyn

    Hi Theresa! Today you echo exactly what I need to hear and keep in my heart. I’ve been feeling more and more like I’m at my wits end, and I know that I often need the reminder to just take a ddep breath, relax, and remember that, above all, God is good. Thanks for renewing my belief that I can make to the end of the workday today - I wasn’t sure I could. You’re awesome.

  4. theresa

    It makes me so happy to hear that God uses what he teaches me to bless you guys! I love how when God works in our lives it overflows into others as well!


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