When Is God Good?

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Believers often say, “God is good,” we thank God for His goodness when the life of our love one is spared, when a medical test returned negative, when a job is on the line is saved. But what about when the love one does die, or when the test comes back positive or the job is lost. Is God still good then? Can we still give thanks unto God?

Yes. Even when negative situations happen to us, God is still good! God cannot be good one moment and not good when things don’t turn out the way we hoped. Should we only thank God when life is going the way we want? Is that the only time God is good? The Bible teaches that our circumstances does not dictate God’s goodness, the scripture says He’s perfect in all of His ways (Psalm 18:30). Therefore, we can live with a thankful heart of gratitude no matter what our circumstances look like. Since God is good all the time, no matter what our circumstances are, allow the truth of God’s Word to impact your daily lives and the way you talk. Remember:

  • God is good all the time. Not just when things are going the way we want them to.
  • Thank Him for His goodness in every situation (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
  • Declare His faithfulness and goodness in every circumstance, particular in hard times.

Changing our mindset about God’s goodness can change how we approach the circumstances of life, and each person we encounter. God wants our thanksgiving and He command us to be thankful regardless of the situation, not to just thank Him for what He does but to worship Him for who He is. We don’t deserve anything, yet God makes provision for us. We don’t deserve salvation and forgiveness, yet God extends it. Every good thing in our lives is God’s grace and mercy to us, even strength to endure times of difficulty. Giving thanks to God for His grace and mercy is a privilege. It shifts our attitude and makes us more aware of who God is. It humbles us and allows us to see just how truly awesome our God is!


Kingdom Sources

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The Value of Thank You

Thank You: The Perquisite of Great Blessings

36 thoughts on “When Is God Good?

  1. I agree wholeheartedly. Upon reading this title, I said “all the time” in my mind 🤣. Especially during times like these, when it’s easy to blame God for suffering, I remind people of James 1:13. “When under trial, let no one say: “I am being tried by God.” For with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone.” Love it!!! I’d like your opinion on this video 😊


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    1. Thanks for reading Chelle. I’m thankful this posts was a thought provoker.

      I checked out the video. While I don’t subscribe to the Jehovah Witness’s theology suffering is a result of the fall man when Adam disobeyed God in the Garden (Genesis 3) as a result all of humanity fell. Another thing I would like to point out is that God gives every person free will and out of that free will would can choose to choose God or not to choose Him. When we decide not to choose Him causes to suffer consequences. Thus, we can choose to be in control of our lives or we can allow God to rule and reign over our lives. In the end, we will see WHOSE “really” in control.

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        1. It’s not always easy for me to convey my thoughts into words. I struggle with finding the right words all the time. I have to meditate on it, process and allow the Holy Spirit to give me what to say.


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