by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Growing up in church, one of my mentors had a simple response to everyone who said, “God is good” after they experienced some wonderful event or news.
She would reply, “ALL the time.”
To which the person usually said something like, “Why yes. Of course he is.”
That doesn’t mean every situation and every circumstance is good. Far from it.
Are you kidding me?
I’ve had my share of dreadful valley of the shadow situations and circumstances, and I imagine most of you have as well.
Since God is immutable, unchangeable, and we know what is true in the light is still true in the dark, isn’t it reasonable to trust God is good all the time; in every situation and every circumstance?
Do you remember the song “Count Your Many Blessings”? Name them one by one, and see what God has done.
It’s easier to look at what we’ve lost and ignore the blessings, but is that the best way to deal with the things God allows in our life we wish he hadn’t?
Job is a great example for us of believing God is good all the time.
He lost pretty much everything; except his less-than-encouraging wife, yet he continued to say, Still I will praise the LORD. My Redeemer and my God.
Job turned his laments and pain into praise and worship.
Even during those times when our circumstances are anything but good, God’s goodness doesn’t change.
God is good ALL the time is something I try to remember.
For God truly IS good ALL the time, is he not?
What helps you remember God is good all the time?
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Go through his open gates with great thanksgiving; enter his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name. For the Lord is always good. He is always loving and kind, and his faithfulness goes on and on to each succeeding generation. Psalm 100:4-5 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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