Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1
I’m growing increasingly concerned when friends share positive updates and close with the words “God is so good!” Please understand that I have no doubt about the goodness of God and no desire to question God’s goodness. Yet, these comments trigger a warning sign in me when favorable situations become a determiner of God’s goodness.
The Bible clearly states that God is always good! He was good when humanity first messed up and is good when we repeatedly make poor choices. God is good when earthquakes rumble and roar, when tsunamis devastate and destroy, when a life is birthed and when death becomes a graduation from earth to heaven or hell. God was good, is good, and will forever be good.
Our circumstances will wax and wane, outcomes will at times appear favorable and at other times, hopeless. Even so, whether events give us a reason to celebrate or shatter our earthly plans and hopes, God is always good.
- Determine today to daily acknowledge God’s goodness regardless of your circumstances.
- Thank God for the favorable outcomes you’ve experienced and also thank Him that He remains good (and at work in your life) when you experience undesirable outcomes.