God is good and He is good all the time. I want to focus today on the goodness of God and on its unchanging nature. I need to make a quick analogy first. “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” and “Good and bad are in the eyes of the spiritual beholder.” If something is good but our eyes are covered, we will not see the goodness in front of us and we could even deem it as bad. There are times when someone is being good to us but the interference of our mind keeps us from seeing the good and it can even push us to reject that person and to think that he or she is bad. Don’t we treat the Lord that way at times? Don’t we get in our way so much that we can’t see the goodness of God? Our mind and our perspective can mask the beauty we behold and depict it as an ugly picture when in reality there is great splendor in front of us. Friend, today I am here to remind you that the goodness of God doesn’t change. It doesn’t go away and it never ever turns into ugliness. God is good all the time and it’s time we opened our eyes to His fidelity.
When things are going well it’s easy for us to proclaim that God is good. When there is money in the bank, when the kids are behaving, when the family is healthy and when happiness is here, we can shout that God is good. Now when the going gets tough, claiming God’s goodness gets tougher. “Why am I going through all this if God is good?” is what we wonder. “If God is truly good, how come I am in so much pain?” we ponder late at night. Good days and bad days don’t make God good. Blessings don’t make God good and trials don’t make Him a bad God. God is good regardless. He is good by nature. There is nothing in this world that can alter the goodness of God. God has more love for all human beings that have ever walked the earth than you and I can ever understand. The magnitude of His goodness is overwhelmingly big. Next time something bad happens to you or to someone you know, make a statement. Simply state that “God is good regardless.”
Our circumstances don’t define God. God defines our circumstances. This means that God has something to say about every situation we will encounter. What He has to say is always filled with hope and He always sees the good in everything. If you are going through financial difficulties, God says that He loves you so much that He will supply your needs according to His unlimited riches. God says that He is so good that He is going to do something beautiful for you so stay in faith because He’s about to show up and show off. Your medical bills don’t change God’s goodness. Pain and sorrow don’t change God’s goodness. Trials and tribulations don’t change God’s goodness. The fight you had with a friend doesn’t change God’s goodness. God’s goodness on the other hand changes everything. Friend, be encouraged today and remember that God is good and that His goodness is going to impact your circumstances in a positive way. When God’s goodness is allowed to come on the scene, the world’s badness needs to give in. You have the power to allow God’s goodness in your life but staying in faith. Trust that God is good and don’t listen to anyone or anything that says the opposite. Unchangeable goodness is what it’s all about with God!