When Is God Good?

by adustyframe ~ March 26th, 2013

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Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of statuses on Facebook, or blog posts that say, “God answered my prayers. He is so good.”

Many times, they are rejoicing in a blessing or a time God kept them safe and I DO understand the sentiment.

But often, it leaves me feeling that Christians represent God as good when He does what we want Him to do.

God is good ALL the time.

He’s good when you’re ill.

He’s good when you suffer from chronic pain.

He’s good when the prayer is answered in a way that makes you wonder if He even sees you.

He’s good when you’re broke.

He’s good when you break a bone.

He’s good when the surgery causes complications.

He’s good when people are mean to you.

He’s good when your husband loses his job.

He’s good when nothing makes sense.

He’s good when your husband goes to prison and your world falls apart.


When you post something about God’s goodness, make sure that it doesn’t sound like you’re saying that God is good because He did what YOU wanted Him to do. Make sure you share God’s goodness even in your struggles.

We need to represent God as He IS–the world needs to see Christians proclaiming God’s goodness in the hard times and situations we cannot understand.




7 Thoughts Shared to When Is God Good?

  1. Barbara H.


  2. Pam

    I just had this conversation with a friend. Someone else said “I love it when God answers prayers”. I said ” I believe God always answers our prayers……sometimes the answer is no……sometimes it’s wait and sometimes it is yes”. Unfortunately I’m not always as patient or understanding as I should be.

  3. Saly Martin

    A Men! Very well stated.

  4. Erika

    Exactly! We’ve been dealing with some health issues with our baby the last few months. I’ve turned to Isaiah 55:8-9 many times:

    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

  5. Janet

    Amen, Lizzie!

  6. sarahelisabeth

    So true.

  7. Miranda

    God is good all the time, isnt He!? I have a reminder of this hanging in my kitchen because when life is hard I have to keep reminding myself.

    My husband and I just got done reading The Shack. It was a wonderful reminder of how good God really is! I love it! (even though it was fiction…it just gave such a great example of making sure I do not put God in my own little box!)

    New follower from The Crew! 🙂

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