God is good. I am not saying that because I had a great day and I am feeling great. I am not saying that because life is good and everything seems to line up nicely these days. God is good regardless of how I am. God is good and nothing can change that. God is good and my good day is not why He is good. He is God on His own. He is good even when my day is bad. He is good when my boat is sinking and my hope is going down the drain. God is good at all times. When I realized what that meant, I started seeing my life in a new light. The goodness of God trumps the bad times and the hard times. The goodness of God makes up for the meanness of men. The goodness of God opens doors that no people can open for you. The goodness of God takes you and me on a journey where blessings are present and joy can reign despite the pain. The goodness of God is bigger and stronger than any evil in this world. The goodness of God is a power that can change anything and everything. The goodness of God is permanent and no one and nothing can alter it. God is good when we are bad. God is good when we are suffering. God is good when we are lacking. God is good when we are lost. The truth is that everything that is bad that happens to us can be derailed by God’s goodness. When we pray. When we believe. When we have faith in God’s goodness, our situations are modified for the best. His goodness triumphs.
Today I want to encourage you to trust God’s goodness and to live with the awareness that He is always good and He is always God and none of the chaos in your life can win against His goodness. “Good wins over evil” they say. God wins over evil all the time. It doesn’t mean that the evil in this world can’t meddle with our lives. It will always plot against our joy and our peace but we have a God whose goodness erases the bad and the evil and restores goodness in our lives. God’s goodness rubs against our bar circumstances and it replaces the bad with good and with very good. David sang of the goodness of God. He knew God well and He had no doubt that He was good all the time. He knew that God would get him out of the valley of the shadow of death and He would protect Him. God is an umbrella that covers us and that prevents the rain of misery to soak our spirits and to destroy our lives. There are rain showers that are so strong that we can’t seem to ever get dry but we can find comfort in the peace of the Lord and in His love. We can find a shelter that will give us all the power to make it in all seasons. Remember that God’s goodness is that power and it can defeat anything that tries to defeat you! God is good today and He will be good tomorrow and you can trust that His goodness will carry you through any type of stress.
God abounds in goodness. This means that He has enough goodness for everyone in this world and He will never run out of goodness. When something good happened to me, I used to think that it was all I could get for a while. I used to believe that I had reached a quota of God’s goodness and I had to wait for a long time until other good things could take place. That was such a lie. I bought into something that was not scriptural and that didn’t help me at all. God has more goodness than we can ever imagine. We can’t fathom the depth of His love and the depth of His goodness.There is an abundance of blessings in the Lord and they can keep on coming into our lives. God is extremely generous and He even gives us good things when we don’t ask. His mercy and grace are abundant and He showers us with things and great events that we don’t deserve. God is so good that He gave His only Son for us. That is how good He is and what He did on the cross covered our sins and transgressions and bridged the gap between the Father and us. My prayer for you is that you experience God’s goodness every single day. I pray that you get to know Jesus so well that He becomes your best friend. That is the best thing that can happen to you. Our good God can make that happen. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Exodus 34:6; 1 Chronicles 16:34; Mark 10:18