Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Musings - God is Good

This past week I completed the book study that our Ladies Bible Study group has been working on the last several months based on Nancy Leigh DeMoss's book Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free. The book introduces numerous lies that Satan would have us believe and counters those lies with the truths we find in God's Word. The thing I most like about this book is that the author continually reminds us that it is not important for us to believe everything in the book as she presents it, rather it is imperative that we study the Word of God for ourselves to see these truths.

In the summary chapter, many of the truths are restated and this quote from the book really spoke to me this week.

When the sun is shining and you have money in the bank and you're healthy and everyone thinks you're wonderful, it's not hard to believe that God is good. But when you lose your job . . ., the enemy will move in and cause you to question God's goodness. The Truth is, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of what we feel, regardless of what we think, God is good, and everything He does is good.

There were other examples in this paragraph of difficult circumstances, but the one about the job jumped out at me as a simple reminder that God is in control as we are in our seventh month since Robbie's job ended due to the successful sale of the company where he was working as the CFO. Most days we are at peace with the job searching and waiting for God's will in our lives, but it helps to be reminded that God is still in control in everything.

You are good, and what You do is good;
teach me Your decrees.
Psalm 119:68

1 comment:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

I don't think I knew that your husband was looking for a job. I'll be praying about your situation. My brother has been in and out of the job market and just recently got back in. I don't know how people who don't trust God go through something like that.