Tuesday, September 29, 2009

He is Good

Don't we always read or hear the phrase, "God is good!"? I know I do, and in the good times, it's easy to believe, right? But sometimes I wonder, if the person saying it, including myself, would be saying the same thing if the circumstances weren't so grand? We say God is Good when our cancer has been cured. We say God is Good when a plus sign shows up on a pregnancy test. We say God is Good when an estranged relationship is healed.

But do we say God is Good when the cancer is still there, or comes back later? Do we still praise him and say God is Good when there's a negative sign on that pregnancy test? Do we still say He is Good when the person on the other end of that relationship refuses to forgive and move on?

I think as humans, it goes against our nature to give praise for something that makes our lives difficult or that we don't understand.

James 1:2-4 says:

2Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Yes, He is Good in the good times. But He is Good in the bad times, as well.

God is Good...All the Time.

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  1. He certainly is. Great Post. I think when we realize that He is our hope, when we realize that all of His promises are yes and amen, even before we see them, it is easier to believe the He is good...ALL THE TIME!

  2. Amen!! You couldn't have said it any better! And thanks for the reminder!!

  3. Absolutely. It is easy to look back at a difficult time in your life and realize that, but to be presently in that difficult time and realize it....wow!

  4. Reminds me of the Casting Crowns song "Praise You in the Storm." One of my favorites.

  5. Preach on sister! You are absolutely right!

  6. I have learned to be happy in all circumstances! I really have learned to praise Him in ALL things this past year and a half. God IS good...ALL of the time!

  7. Amen, Charla! What a great word. He is good through it all...because of Jesus, we can praise Him in all circumstances. I love your heart!


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