I remember vividly during my childhood, and even to date, when someone comes up in Church to share a testimony, It went thus – GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD. The question now is, do you believe God is good? If you are in your closet, do you think He is good? It is easy to say God is good when all things are going just fine; however, you often realize that the reverse is the case when the going gets tough, and when the ride gets rough. At moments like this, people tend to find it challenging to testify that the Lord is good.
The truth about life is that there are times when difficulties come up in the ways of a child of God, and it becomes challenging to testify of God’s goodness. At times like these, you hear Christians asking, ‘is God still alive?’ or ‘has the Lord forgotten me?’ If you are facing trials and temptations, realize that God is ever-present. He does not forsake us in difficult times. He is ever there to help us.
BIBLICAL TRUTHS & PROMISES ABOUT GOD’S GOODNESS
No matter how tough it gets, always realize that God will never change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Below are scripture passages to help you get through every form of trial and temptation.
Bible promises about God’s goodness
- Psalm 145:9
The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
- 1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
- Psalm 100:5
For the Lord is good, and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
- James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
- 2 Samuel 7:28
Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.
- Psalm 19:7
The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
- Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
- Nahum 1:7
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
- Psalm 84:11
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favour and honour; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
God’s promises about being with us
- Isaiah 40:29
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
- Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
- Isaiah 43:2
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
A PRAYER TO ALWAYS SEE THAT GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME
Gracious God, I fully acknowledge my transgressions and iniquities. I am sorry for not walking according to your standards. Please have mercy on me gracious God, and forgive all my trespasses. Dear Lord, please help me to see beyond the trials and temptations of life and help me to trust you all the time with full knowledge that you are always with me in Jesus’ name, Amen.
If you have just said that prayer, congratulations! You have received the grace to always have the consciousness that God is good all the time.