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BELIEVING IN GOD'S GOODNESS NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS AND IN ALL SITUATIONS

It's all about "keeping the faith." We all know how beautiful a butterfly is. Their markings and colors contain an artist's palette of paint plus a masterful blending of colors. But - think of how the butterfly started out - ugly stages of larvae and cocoon. The butterfly didn't say "I'm ugly and I will never be beautiful." Instead he "kept the faith" and when he became fully developed he was a beautiful butterfly.

Our life is similar to the butterfly in a spiritual manner. God has to use life situations (grief, hurt, disappointment) to develop us into His image. We can't stop our growing process just because of one negative experience. We need to "keep the faith" and continue to grow in God's will and in His time. Since we are continually in different phases or stages of growth; like the butterfly we need to think like this: "this too shall soon pass." Before long we will be a beautiful specimen of God's Love.

Matthew 10:29 - Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your father.

1 Peter 1:6-7 - This makes you very happy, even though now for a short time different kinds of troubles may make you sad. These troubles come to prove that your faith is pure. This purity of faith is worth more than gold, which can be proved to be pure by fire but will ruin, but the purity of your faith will bring you praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is shown to you.

Prayer: Dear Father help me to always understand and believe in Your Infinite Goodness, and not be confused when events in my life try to persuade me otherwise. Amen