The Christian Community has a common chorus that goes something like this: God IS good all the time; All the times GOD is GOOD. It is so beautiful to hear the whole audience proclaim God’s goodness. What about when there isn’t a crowd? What declarations are we making then?
When all the chips are down, and the enemy is chasing us, that’s when we can see what really matters. It can be difficult to remember God’s goodness when your child has a fever, or you have more bills than income at the end the month. We need to remember that God is good, no matter what.
What does ‘God is Good’ mean?
The goodness of God does not correspond to the earthly descriptions. Good is the opposite of evil. Many things can be considered good, such as a steak, vacation or a friend. These things satisfy our hunger, are enjoyable for a while, and can be encouraged. God’s goodness goes beyond a pleasant moment or a fleeting feeling. God’s goodness surpasses all our dreams.
God’s goodness can be described as His character. One of God’s many attributes is goodness. Goodness is who God is and what God does.
Psalm 119,68 It is the best.“You are good and what you do good. Teach me your decrees.”
God’s good character means He is morally superior, extraordinarily beautiful, joy-filled and gives generous gifts. God was the first to make good. Good is something we strive to achieve, but God is good. God’s goodness transcends human comprehension and is unimaginable.
God’s goodness goes beyond who He is; it also includes what He does.
God provides good gifts.“Every good gift and perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of the Heavenly Lights, who doesn’t change like shifting shadows.”(James 1:17)
God created us.“Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you and before you were even born, I consecrated your …”.(Jeremiah 1:5)
God is our salvation from death.“For the wages and consequences of sin are death; but God’s free gift is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Savior.”(Romans 6:23)
God loves us.“So we can trust and depend on the love God has given us. God is love. Love is the foundation of all that we do.(John 4:16)
God is the ultimate definition of goodness and the only one who truly is good.Jesus answered, “Why do you call Me Good?” “No one is good, except God alone.”(Mark 10:18)
Good Beginnings with God
Genesis is the beginning of all that God does good. He is Creator. God was delighted when He saw all that He had created from nothing. He created everything perfect. The Garden of Eden was perfect. Everything was perfect. Everything in the universe was perfectly ordered. He created us to reflect His goodness. Everything He created in the beginning is a result His goodness.
“God saw everything he did, and it was very good.”(Genesis 1:31a) God knew that all He created was extremely favorable, pleasant, and the best. Everything God creates, including you and I, is perfect. God knew that everything He created is good.
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God is Good All the time
Moses needed to be sure that God was present when he led the Israelites through wilderness. He had to see God. Moses begged,“Please show me your glory!”(Exodus 33:18). Moses’ prayer was answered by God in his goodness“And he replied, “I will make all of my goodness pass before your eyes and will proclaim before them my name” “The LORD .'””(Exodus 33:19)
Moses saw God in all of his glory and splendor after God had passed by.
Moses saw the goodness of God and His continued generosity to His people, even though they grumbled and complained, resulted from His lovingkindness and His loyal love.
This kind of love can be described in Hebrew as “khesed”. The Bible Project According to him, there is no language word that can compare. God’s faithful love is a mixture of generosity, love, and commitment. God’s goodness is a result of His faithful, eternally compassionate, and faithful love.
In Psalm 136,1 The psalmist praises God for His goodness and abiding love.“Give thanks to God, for he’s good.” His love endures forever.”The writer reminds us 26 times that God’s faithful love never ends. God is loving and good all the time.
God’s faithful love for us can be seen in His goodness. It was Moses’ presence and provision while the Israelites wandered through the desert for many decades. It was Joseph’s plan to save his family, even though they had sold him as a slave. It is His Son’s saving sacrifice, Jesus Christ.
God is good, even when we complain and grumble like the Israelites. God is good even when we turn our backs and follow our own path. God is good, despite all the sins we have committed.
God’s goodness doesn’t depend on who you are. God is good because He is who He is. He cannot deny Himself. God is always good.
What is God’s Goodness Like
God’s faithful love and goodness are generous, as is God’s goodness. Paul writes:“And my God will provide for all your needs according the riches of his glory through Christ Jesus”(Philippians 4:19). God provides everything we need. Even though the Israelites wandered in the desert for many decades, their clothes and sandals were never worn out, and they received food every day from heaven. Their needs were met by our generous and good God.
God is beyond our practical needs. He gives us courage when we are afraid. He gives us strength when we are weak. All we need is wisdom. He will forgive sinners. He will provide everything we need, no matter what our needs may be.
His generosity never ends. God created all things and all things belong him. He shares his wealth with us. God is rich, and we are rich because God has all that we need. It is our job to share these gifts with others. God is the one who first gave us our generosity.
2 Corinthians 2:2 says that we will reap what you sow. If we sow generously as God does, we will reap generously.2 Corinthians 9:6? The reward for accumulating God’s generous and good gifts will be minimal. However, if we give what we have been granted unselfishly, our rewards will be great now and forever.“And God is able bless you abundantly so that in all matters at all times, having everything you need, and you will abound with good works”(2 Corinthians 9:8).
Because God has done good things before, we can be good.
Sometimes, especially when we are living in this world, it is easy to feel like God has forgotten us or withheld His goodness. But this is not true. We see God’s goodness all the time.
When we see the sun shining through the clouds and spring emerging from the winter below, we feel God’s goodness. God’s goodness is evident in every hug, smile, and baby laugh. Every word of Scripture reveals God’s goodness, glory and goodness. God’s goodness is all around us and we need to notice it. Then, we can share it when we do.
God Is Good All The Time Verse
Here are Biblical Truths & Promises of God’s Goodness
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
1 John 4:16
“God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”
“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; his love endures forever.”
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-17God is with us and His power is greater than any powers of darkness trying to stop us.
No matter what you are facing, I pray you remember that God is good at all times. There is no middle ground. He works for our good. His goodness surrounds us as a shield. He has a plan for us. He is generous in His grace and is determined to complete all of the good works He started in us. Let us declare boldly today and every day that God is good, all the time!
Prayer to See God’s Goodness
It seems sometimes that I am blind to Your goodness, Dear Lord. Please help me to see beyond my circumstances and remember that You are always with me. Transform my eyes so that I can SEE Your goodness, Your salvation. Only You can show me the truth that will free me from all the darkness that seeks to enter my life. You promised me that You would never leave or forsake you, so I stand on Your Word because You are Good always and Your mercy endures forever. You are my Deliverer, my Help and my Strong Tower. We are grateful for Your goodness, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
If you are walking through the valley, and you see shadows, do not be afraid. He will direct you and keep you safe. His Word is truthful.