Read: Psalm 16

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup. . . . The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; I have a goodly heritage. Psalm 16:5–6

Life is good. Life may not be perfect, we may not always get exactly what we want, and we might be able to envision an even more idyllic existence for ourselves, . . . but the life we have been given is undeniably good. We have a goodly heritage. When we make God the center of our lives, life has a way of unfolding in very pleasant and pleasing ways. When we “keep the Lord always before [us],” we are led down “the path of life.” We are promised that there is joy and fullness of life when we seek to enter into the presence and purposes of God. This does not mean that with God life becomes an unending series of glorious and joyful experiences, but when the joys and sorrows of a given day are tabulated, the verdict is simply this—life is good, God is good and well deserving of our continual praise.

How is your life good?

Lord, it is a constant refrain in my life—thank you. Even when I feel as if the world has turned against me, even when my relationships become strained, even when my hopes and dreams for my life do not entirely come to fruition . . . I know in the very core of my being that life is as good as you are. Life is a blessing, and life with you is a joy. Thank you for all the gifts. In Jesus’ name, I pray. AMEN.