Psalm 100:5 says, “For the Lord is always good and ready to receive you. He’s so loving that it will amaze you— so kind that it will astound you! And he is famous for his faithfulness toward all. Everyone knows our God can be trusted, for he keeps his promises to every generation!”
God is always good. He doesn’t have bad days. He doesn’t have days where He doesn’t “feel” like being good. Being good is part of who He is. Everything He does is good. Now, we may not fully understand the nature of this world or why bad things happen and why God does not intervene and stop every single bad thing from happening. But we know that bad things are caused by the devil and not God.
God is good. God is love. God is kind. God is faithful. Our verse today confirms this truth.
When we do not understand, it does not mean God is no longer good or kind or faithful or that He has stopped loving us. I once heard someone say that if my life does not match my theology (my understanding of who God is based on the Scriptures), I should not change my theology to match my life experiences. Instead I am to re-evaluate my experiences and pray that they match my theology.
So, if all we are seeing are the bad things in life, we cannot allow ourselves to believe the lie that God is not good. Instead let us take it as an opportunity for us to invite God into whatever situation it may be and ask Him to show us His love, His faithfulness, His kindness and His goodness as we learn to trust Him.
God is good, all the time. Just because we do not always see it, especially in times of trouble, it does not make it any less true that God is good- all the time. Let us pray instead that God opens our eyes that we may see Him at work in our lives, so that like king David we too can proclaim of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness to generations to come. May we speak from experience every time we say that God is good, loving, full of kindness, faithful and can be trusted.
Have a blessed week!