Have you ever heard the following exchange between two people:
Person 1: God is good...
Person 2: All the time. And all the time…
Person 1: God is good.
Sort of makes you stop and think for a moment.
We have no problem seeing God’s goodness when things are going good for us. When there’s money to spare in the bank, when everyone in the family is healthy, when the job situation is secure...it’s easy to have faith in God’s goodness.
But what about when there’s nothing in the bank? What about when family members are not healthy? What about when the job situation is shaky at best and non-existent at worst?
When we are faced with a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, how easy is it to say: “God is good all the time; and all the time, God is good?”
What about when, say, a job situation presents itself and it seems like a great opportunity...but then things fall through and suddenly you find yourself without income? What about when you have to accept temporary employment because the job you really want keeps being just out of your reach?
When things are not just exactly as you want them to be, do you find yourself questioning God’s goodness? Do you, maybe, even take it a step further and question God’s existence?
God never promised us that following Him would be a “rose garden.” In fact, quite the opposite. In 2 Timothy 3:12, Paul tells Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” (ESV)
So when you are facing trials and tribulations and you find yourself questioning God’s goodness, just remember those trials are there because you are God’s child...and Satan doesn’t like that one bit.
Also remember: “God is good all the time; and all the time, God is good!”