One of the hardest things for me to admit as a Christian is that I struggle at times with believing that God is good.
Hear me out. I know the Bible is full of God’s goodness and so are the songs that we play on LifeSongs. I mean, our actual tagline is “God is good all the time.”
But what does that really mean? Sometimes it seems like we use that tagline or those sayings to put a bandaid on the many mishaps of life without actually acknowledging the pain that we feel.
In the past, when turmoil would wreak havoc in my life, my reaction would be, “but God is good, and it will all be fine.” Then months would pass, (and sometimes years), and I would discover that my heart had not healed at all.
I would find my praises to God going from “God you are so good” to questioning “God, are you good?”
Why were tragedies happening every single day, and why did my prayers and intercession feel like they were going not only unanswered, but unheard?
“God, don’t you care?”
“Don’t you see I am in pain?”
“Why won’t you come down and make this all better?”
Matthew 5:45 (NLT) says, “In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”
Just because we live a life for Christ does not mean we will be free from burdens, free from pain, or free from brokenness.
God is good, but some situations are just terrible.The wonderful thing about the goodness of God is that He promises to be with us in the midst of the storms of life (Isaiah 4:6). He has such a heart of love and kindness for us that He can carry the weight of those burdens and that pain. He can take that brokenness and ashes and turn it into something beautiful. Because God truly is good, all the time.