Let us not forget on the hard days that just because the grass looks greener on the other side, does not mean God hasn’t given us all that we need.
Let us not forget in a world where justice has gone bad, disloyalty brings daily pain, where government is corrupt, and even faithful friends come up short, He doesn’t let us down or fall short.
Let us not forget while we’re peeking over fences at others lives and overanalyzing our own, questioning why so much good has fallen on their lives, know that He doesn’t play favorites.
You pour out your blessings and grace upon all of your children. You meet all of our needs, and you do so with unbroken faithfulness.
Don’t waste your time in envy, He’s given you all that you need. God’s faithfulness is never tainted by partiality.
His love for us is unconditional.
So, let us quit keeping score and lose the judgment of His goodness.
Let us rest in the bounty of His mercy.
“How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise! Selah
Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.[b]
As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!”