In church, we sing about God’s goodness when we sing: “God is so good. God is so good. God is so good. He’s so good to me.”
Some parents teach their children to pray a prayer about God’s goodness at meals: “God is great, God is good. Let us thank Him for our food.”
As we study the Bible, we read in the Bible about God’s goodness.
Psalm 100:5 “For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.”
If I were to ask you right now “Is God good?’ almost all of us would say “Yes, God is good.” But what about when things are not going so well?
Even though we still struggle with questions and have problems, we can learn that God is always good. We may not understand it all but we can know that God is still good. He doesn’t change.
What does the Bible teach us about God’s goodness?
- GOD IS GOOD BECAUSE HE PROVIDES FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR SUPPORT IN OUR TIME OF NEED.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10 For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
We must realize that God’s plan was never for us to go through life alone. God, in His marvelous goodness and wisdom, has provided family and friends to encourage, and support us during the difficult times of life. God has given us family and friends to lean on in times of sadness, hurt, suffering, or pain. Yes, God is good because He gives us friends and family.
- GOD IS GOOD BECAUSE HE HAS PREPARED A WAY FOR US TO COMMUNICATE WITH HIM.
James 5:13. James said, “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise.
What does the Bible say? Simple. When time of trouble comes, we must not forget to pray. When we are in over our head, we should pray. When we don’t see a way out, pray. When times are good and God is blessing, pray and sing songs of praise to God. Why is prayer so important? Simple. Prayer is the communication link between us and God. Prayer gives us the opportunity to talk with God and to listen to Him.
- GOD IS GOOD BECAUSE HE PLANNED A CHURCH FOR OUR ENCOURAGEMENT.
Hebrews 10:25. In Hebrews, the writer said, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day of His return approaching.”
What was God telling us in that passage? God was reminding us how important it is for us to gather with other Christians in a time of worship. You and I constantly need time with God. We need time in prayer. We need time in Bible study. We need time in worship. We need time to build our relationship with God. And yes, we need time in fellowship with other Christians.
- GOD IS GOOD BECAUSE HE GAVE US JESUS
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
The only way you will find the freedom you are looking for is to run to Jesus, not away from Him. The only way you will find help in your time of trouble, joy in your time of sorrow, and help in your time of weakness, is to trust Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
In Jesus, you will find hope. In Jesus, you will find goodness. In Jesus, you will find salvation. Stop running away. Stop looking everywhere else for answers. Stop depending upon yourself. Look to Jesus for your hope.