God is Good, Is He?
How often have you said or heard others say this cliché, “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good “especially from our Christian sisters and brothers. I’ve had to take pause and think about this expression, which I have said myself with my friends, children and other sisters and brothers in the Lord; without considering what I was saying. As if there are times God is not good. Many times, we use this statement when good things happen in our lives unexpectantly and we believe it occurred because of Gods intervention into the situation by surprise. Especially when we have petitioned God in prayer and He answers.
But when we truly look back over our lives there isn’t a time God has not been good. Even in our struggles, disappointments, doubts, times of fear, pain, joy, child birth, miscarriages, being financially broke, abused, and financially stable. God is good, and He always will be. When you reflect on Genesis 1 everything God made was good. But when it came to humankind and being that we are made in his image, Gen. 1:27, humanity was made very good. God’s goodness is reflected by what lens you choose to see him through. The word of God says, for I am the Lord I change not.” He’s not just good on Sunday but every day of the week twenty-four seven. He truly is a Good, Good Father.
I desire to be, I pray to be, I long to be an obedient daughter to the Father. Often, I get into my own way, that’s why I can say the cliché, “God is good, and all the time God is good.” When things are going good for me and/or you it is easy to be transparent an open with His goodness more than when He chooses not to answer our prayers or even delays the answer. I can praise Him with fervency and I am delighted about how He has blessed me. I should be expressing the goodness of God in my worship in how I love my family, and others, especially those who are not like me.
In the word there are about 61 scriptures that talk about the Fathers goodness. Here a few of those verses:
- James I:17 All things are good from God, “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly light, who does not change life shifting shadows.
- Ps. 119:68 Thou are Good and does good
- Ps. 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.
- Ps. 100:5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
God is everything good, the complete total package of perfection and nothing can be added or taken away to make Him less or any better.
The answer is yes, God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. It isn’t based on what He does, but on who He is. The next time you say those word its not just a cliché, but it is truth. God is good!