and god saw that it was good

Genesis 1:31 says “Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!”

Romans 8:28 says “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

Psalm 100:5 says “For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Lately I’ve been using the First 5 app as my daily devotional, and I LOVE it (but more on that later). I’ve been sticking with the Genesis study, because I had been feeling the urge to go back to the beginning.

You know when things are getting overwhelming, and you just need some grounding? For me, so many of God’s promises are held in that first book of the Bible-even in that very first chapter. He creates a world pure and perfect and then creates us, humans, to inhabit it. Of course, things don’t stay perfect-we all know the story in Eden-but I love to picture that first week. God planning, creating, and naming.

And something that really stuck out to me this last time I’ve read Genesis is the sentence repeated over and over “And God saw that it was good.” After the days-the creations-is that sentence.

And God saw that it was good.

To me, this is a perfect example of God’s plan for us. He had a plan for our world-a specific plan-and it came to fruition. He planned the seas and the lands, created them, and completed them. Just as God created us. Just as our stories have been written.

Full of goodness.

When I begin to question myself, my plans, or the Lord’s plans, I have to take a moment to remind myself of this. We know God is good. We know His love is good. And we’re told in Romans that God causes things to be good for those who love Him and are working for Him.

Goodness. Something so simple, but so precious.

God, You are good and You create good. Thank you for bestowing that goodness upon me and my family. In a world that can seem to broken and so confusing, You remain good. Your plans remain good. This is unchanging and unwavering and something that I can cling to. Thank you, Lord, for Your never ending goodness.

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