Lately, all of us around here have had various disappointments, illnesses, and rejections. Early in the week, I tell myself and the family: God is good, and what He does is good.
God is good. What He does is good. He can make good out of anything. He is so good. All the time, we are under the ruling power of His goodness.
If we truly believe this, we begin the divine hunt for goodness–that might appear now or later (or maybe in eternity)–in the midst of whatever hard or sad thing we endure. But mostly, we trust in the sovereign movements of God in the details of our day. We stay in His goodness.