Wednesday, June 6, 2012

God is Good

All the time God is Good.

I'm in church circles, and hear that phrase all time.

And, I don't disagree with it; God is good, all the time, God is good.

Here is what makes me pause. . .

It seems a bit like we only use it when God is doing what we want him to do.

The news from the Doctor comes positively -God is good.

Money in the bank-God is good.

Jobs going great-God is good.

Hubby brings us flowers-God is good.

Kids are obedient and excel in sports/school-God is good.

But what about when

The doctor says there is no hope.
The checks bounce.
You get laid off from your job.
Hubby come home and said he's not coming back.
Kids are struggling.

Are we so quick to say "God is good"?

That's where faith and real life collide.

The stuff of Heavens meets the stuff of life.

Where we have to walk out what we believe.

Sometimes, that can be extremely difficult.

In the moments of darkness and doubt (and please don't feel like you're the only one that has them, because I promise people are lying to you if they say they never doubt.) one of the best things you can do is


Remember every time God has walked you  through the valley.

Every time in the dark, when He was your only light.

When the only love you felt was coming from Him.


God is good


All the time God is good.

And know, this isn't all there is. . .

 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12

Someday we'll see Him face to face, someday we'll know why this life was so hard.

But, for now we believe, God is good.

All the time, God is good.



Anonymous said...

I've struggled so much with this the past year as my husband and I are getting divorced. The kids hate us, and I feel like such a failure.
I know in my head that God is good, but my heart doesn't always remember.
Thanks for writing this.

Angie said...

I am so sorry you're going through this-I'll be praying for you and your kids.
Keep your eyes focused on the Lord. He IS there with you!

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