Tuesday, December 18

God is good...all the time?

At Thanksgiving this year, things were a little different. The normal group was not around and a difficult year had preceded this normally festive holiday. So to change things up, everyone came to our house. Great fun! On Saturday night, my dad gathered us all together and took time to reflect on the year that was. It was many things to us: difficult, rough, survived, and full of change are a few things that we mentioned. In this process, the phrase "God is good" was stated. I'm not sure who said it but I added "all the time." And with that said, my little brother said "no, that is not right." I was a little stunned by this but said nothing and just remembered it. It has stayed with me this long as I have been thinking it over and over again. This year has quiet honestly sucked for me yet this phrase has stayed with me. I continue to think that God is good all the time, even when I don't think so, for one reason: It is who he is. He cannot change the fact of his goodness. The things that I believe to be bad and terrible he uses for good. The situations that arise that seem bleak and dreadful are things that he already knows about and has already provided my needs for through the situation. I do not and will not ever understand the reasoning behind every trial and struggle that I face but I know in his goodness he will guide me through. He is good all the time because his nature demands that goodness be apart of it. He is also just, righteous, and holy but he is good. So I stand by my statement: God is GOOD all the time!

1 comment:

B_rad1633 said...

I have to say that I agree with you. Struggles suck, but through them all I can't say that I regreat God putting me in the midst of them all. It takes alot for me to say that because of the situations...but brotha because of God letting me have the most amazing and coolest best friends in you and my sister I made it through. There was one night that Kris picked me up from my house really late and brought me to your house. Your sis was on the couch asleep that night and I felt horrible walking in your house around 4 in the morning, but that night kept me sane. You and my sister kept me going through some tough crap and honestly the stuff with the wreck and K. wasn't all, when I found out about yalls stuff it made it worse. I wish I could have been there for you guys more but I couldn't get passed myself. I also wish I would have understood what you were going through way before that. I just wanna say that you are no doubt my best friend and knowing that you are by law my brother is one of the greatest gifts from God besides salvation that I can think of.