God is good, all the time

Continuing on the theme of Jesus not being safe, I think it is important to note that “God is good, all the time.” It is another one of those sayings that is easy to comprehend the first part, but we have trouble fully understanding the second.

I remember hearing once of a man whose very young daughter was deathly ill. He got together with his family and they prayed continually for her healing. A few days later she was moved out of the ICU and the father was praising God for her healing. “God you are so good,” he said. Being a father myself I can understand the terrible pain he must have been in, and how relieved when his daugheter recovered. However, after his prayer of praise, he felt God asking, “And if she had died, would I then not be good?”

There you have the problem. Had the girl died, God would not have been any less good. He does not work on our definition of good. Since God is good, all the time, everything He does is good. We often quote Romans 8:28, when things are rough, but if you can grasp that God is good, all the time, then this verse becomes obvious.

Blessed Be Your Name
In the land that is plentiful
Where Your streams of abundance flow
Blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your name
When I’m found in the desert place
Though I walk through the wilderness
Blessed Be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be Your name
When the sun’s shining down on me
When the world’s ‘all as it should be’
Blessed be Your name

Blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there’s pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name

Every blessing You pour out
I’ll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name

You give and take away
You give and take away
My heart will choose to say
Lord, blessed be Your name

Blessed Be Your Name
(c)2002 Matt Redman

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