“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answers of the tongue is from the LORD” (Proverbs 16:1). Here the author offers us God’s perspective as a basis for our own point of view. That is, of course, a key insight for faith as we enter a new year. Let me carry it forward just a bit and include a personal note.
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You certainly have had an eventful year already. How blessed that your step-father survived the cardiac arrest. But I am trying to train myself not to express God’s goodness based on happy circumstances; as you are pointing out, He is good and loving despite our circumstances. Our view of God should not come through our circumstance, but rather to view our circumstance through the loving character of God.