In times of blessing and rejoicing it is so easy to see God’s goodness and the good things He is doing in our life. However, when we are experiencing frustration, disappointment, heartbreak, or tragedy our view of God’s goodness seems to grow dim. We struggle to recognize the good things God is working in our life. Randy Alcorn’s devotional book, 90 Days of God’s Goodness: Daily Reflections that Shine Light on Personal Darkness shows that when things look their worst, God is still good and still doing a good work in our life even if we cannot see it. Readers will be encouraged as they read true stories of people who found themselves in discouraging times, yet the Lord’s goodness shined through as He brought about good in their life despite their trials. I really enjoyed seeing God work through the lives of these people in discouraging times.
Though I know God works all things to good (Romans 8:28) and delivers us from all our troubles (Psalm 34:19) it was encouraging to see these priceless promises fulfilled through these stories. For me it showed me that when I’m frustrated, discouraged, or downright heartbroken, God is still good and He is still working good in my life even then in the midst of my trial. This encourages me to look for the good in my trials—maybe starting a journal of God’s goodness so as each trial comes, I can be reminded of God’s goodness in my life and be encouraged that the trial I’m in will be infused with God’s goodness to give me hope if I’ll just take the time to look past my trial and recognize His goodness. I recommend this book to anyone in a trial who wants a quick reminder that God is good all the time—especially those times when you need Him most. Whether you get this book for yourself, or a friend who needs a refreshing reminder of God’s goodness I encourage you to get this book. You will see God’s goodness!
Disclaimer: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their book review program for bloggers. I was not asked to write a positive review, but simply, an honest one.
© 2011 Brooke Espinoza.