Training for the Race of Life.....Day 72 (God is Good All the Time)

Training for the Race of Life… 72 (Catch Up Day)
 Today was not a day of running, but a day of trying to catch up on some rest and some visitation.  I used to dread non-running days because I felt like I was missing out on something, but now I realize that we heal as we rest and recover.  Putting in over 40 miles last week had definitely taken a toll on me and the day off from running was definitely welcomed. 
 Some times in life we dread things too don’t we? Things that we really don’t need to dread.  We dwell on them, we worry about them, we focus on them, we lose sleep because of them, then when they occur (whatever they are), we find out that they weren’t as bad as we imagined.  We have worried and dreaded things for nothing.  In fact a recent George Barna poll shows that only 8 % of the things that we worry about or that we dread ever come to fruition.  In other words we waste a lot of time dreading things that we don’t need to dread. 
 I used to dread non-running days, but now I have learned that they were nothing to dread and that I actually needed them.  Many things in life are the exact same way.  We don’t need to dread them, but we just need to trust that God is working in them and that even if they do happen, God can make something good come out of them.
 That really is faith isn’t it? That really is “trusting in the Lord with all our hearts…..”.  Romans 8:28 says, “God works all things together for good for those that love the Lord.”  In other words even in those difficult things, those things that we dread, God can somehow make something good come out of them.  That is hard to trust in sometimes and yet it’s the type of faith that we need.  Faith in an absolutely amazing, awesome God who can take something bad and make something good come out of it.  It is that kind of faith that says (and believes), God is good all the time and all the time God is good. 
 God certainly does that doesn’t He? In fact He took one of the darkest days in human history, the day Jesus was crucified and made something good come out of it.  What good came out of it? The fact that because of the sacrifice of Jesus that salvation was know available for the whole world (which includes each and every one of us).  God really is good all the time.
 So keep running with Jesus and keep trusting Him no matter what.