God is good all the time…
God is good because that is simply what He is. Of course, He does good things for us. We can totally, always count on that.
We tend to see good in a positive light. Yet, His goodness is always there. He is good not only in the best of life but He is good in the worst, too. You might be asking, how can that be?
When I talk about being a cancer survivor people often say isn’t God good? Of course, He is, but cancer isn’t.
When Ray and I talk about our first home being destroyed by a tornado, with me in it, people say isn’t God good? Of course, He is, but we had nothing. No home. No clothing except for what we were wearing. Nothing…but God!
In Psalm 46:1 King David writes these words: God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Therein lies the answer to God’s goodness. He is always near in our darkest, scariest, most fearful moments. We can take refuge in His strong arms and know that He wants to be there for us. He is with us in the light of day, in the calm after the storm, in the happiest, most joyful, love-infused times of our lives.
Best of all, no matter what is going on around us, He is good!
Abba, Father, no matter what is happening in life at this moment we know You are near. Let Your goodness and mercy follow us all the days of my life. Draw Me Close To You!