“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5).
We can easily praise God when things are going our way. Life is good when jobs are steady, kids are healthy, and our dogs greet us at the door every day after work. It can be more difficult to praise God when we go through hard times, but in those times it is even more important to remember one fundamental truth: God is good all the time. The goodness of God is immeasurable! He is our Heavenly Father, our Counselor, and Friend.
No matter what is happening around us, we know God’s goodness is ever-present. He is a beacon of hope to those who trust Him. “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8). Whatever we need, God supplies. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years and He provided for them at every turn. He will provide for us too. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). In the same way God is good to us, we must be good to others and let His glory shine on those around us.
Call to Action: Take a moment to consider how God has blessed you. In what ways can you be a blessing to others? Pray with us today and read these scriptures about God’s goodness.
“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:17).
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we come before You today with a heart of thanksgiving for all You have done for us! You are a mighty God and a wonderful Friend to us always. We ask that You to open our eyes to those around us to see how we can be a blessing to other people. We are willing vessels and want to be used by You for good in this world. Help us to be more like You in all we do. In Your precious name, we pray, Amen!
Final Thought: “You can search the whole world over, no greater friend you’ll find. He’s not just good once in a while; He’s good all the time” (Gaither Vocal Band).
God is Good All the Time
The Strongest Faith in the Deepest Pain
“For she said, ‘If I touch even His garments, I will be made well’” (Mark 5:28).
Walking Confidently in His Light
“For once, you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So, live as people of light!” (Ephesians 5:8).
On the Solid Rock, We Stand
“He alone is my Rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken” (Psalm 62:6).
Battling Anxiety: A Christian Perspective
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad” (Proverbs 12:25).
Let the Peace of Christ Rule
“Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one Body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).
Surrounded by The Father
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).
God Uses Imperfect People in Extraordinary Ways
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Turning Your Mess into a Message
“Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me” (Psalm 66:16).
Encouragement and Prayer for New Graduates
Graduation is such an exciting moment! While it’s the end of a significant chapter, it’s the beginning of many new ones forward! Taking time to celebrate this milestone is important. While there may be some uncertainty about next steps, God’s Word provides direction for the road ahead. God cares about the details of every life and wants to lead each graduate to their purpose in Christ. When we seek His face and lean into Him, He promises to be with us in every step of the journey (Matthew 6:33).