Always and In All Things

Many mornings over the past six years, the first ink to flow through my pen into my prayer journal comes out, “God, you are good.”

There is a depth of the goodness of Jesus that I did not understand until he took my hand and walked through the fire with me. And because of that I am thankful for a diagnosis six years ago today that left me crushed and collapsed in Corey’s arms.

Jesus taught me things through cancer that I could not have learned any other way. He brought me to a place where I believed in my innermost being what I have always believed in my head. That God is good. Always. And in all things.

How can I not be thankful for that?

How can I not be thankful that the leaning of my heart trends toward, “Okay, so this is a crappy thing happening in my life, but God is still good.”

How can I not be thankful that though I wrestle with anger and frustration like everyone else, my heart always comes around to “God is good.”

How can I not be thankful the when one of my kiddos goes through a hard thing, even though my heart is broken, it still whispers, “God is good.”

How can I not be thankful that every morning when I sit down with my coffee, my Bible and my journal, the first cry of my heart is, “God, you are good.”

And He is. Always and In all things.

By KimHarms

Kim Harms is an author, speaker, and part-time library assistant with two decades of freelance writing experience. She has a degree in English from Iowa State University. She and her husband Corey have three super-awesome sons and one crazy dog. A two-time breast cancer survivor, her first book, Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction (Familius), is a guide for women walking the breast cancer road. She is currently working on her second book, a devotional for women going through breast cancer.


  1. As I read this, I couldn’t help but remember Cindy Morgan’s song, “How Could I Ask For More?” so I pulled it up on YouTube and bawled throughout the song. When I first heard it, I was only a few years out from having gone through my second divorce by the age of 27. It’s also when I came to know the Lord and He turned my life upside down for His glory. I doubt I’ll ever hear those words without thanking Him for His goodness. And thank you, Kim, for sharing your heart so beautifully in this post.

  2. I’ve started a new job and things are falling through the cracks. I just this morning noticed your comment! I am going to listen to that song this morning. I don’t know if I’ve heard it before. I love your comment that he turns our lives upside-down for His glory. He absolutely does that. It’s easier to look back and see that he did it than to walk through it, but I love that His ways are higher than ours.

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