Is God Really Good ALL the Time?

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Is God Really Good ALL the Time?

I had something very different planned for today’s post. And then I saw this on Facebook:

The Cheerleader on FB from The Hodgepodge Darling

It links to this post. I have ached for the people of Mayflower and Vilonia this week, and I have prayed for them and asked God to give them peace and comfort, to help them navigate the rebuilding process, and to heal their bodies and spirits. But April’s faith drives me to my knees yet again. I’ll just copy the comment I wrote on Facebook in response because it says it all.

Dear Jesus. I don’t have this kind of faith. I haven’t surrendered myself so completely to the Father and His will. But I want to—to truly know deep within myself that He. Is. Good. All. The. Time.

I’m still praying for those in Arkansas—and all the other states— who have been devastated by this week’s storms. But I’m also praying for myself because I realize that I have a long way to go before I’m where I need to be. I need that deep, unshakable faith that God really is good ALL the time.

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4 Responses to Is God Really Good ALL the Time?

  1. Yes, God really IS good, ALL the time. Look how many lost loved ones, and see how God comforts those who turn to Him… Loved this post, Jennifer. Keep up the good work.

  2. I am right there with you, Jennifer. I read “The Cheerleader” post today while I was sitting at work. When you work in a newsroom, anything related to this week’s tornadoes is perfectly acceptable material to read.
    But the post about the Smith family and their faith — that incredible faith — just reached up and grabbed me by the throat and the heart. It took all of my self-control not to start bawling like a baby.
    And as I was sitting there trying to keep my emotions in check, I was so awed by their faith. I don’t have faith like that. I want it — but I don’t have it.
    But on the other hand, I never want my faith tested like theirs has been. Does that make me a terrible Christian? Does one’s faith HAVE to be tested in order to know the strength of it? Because without testing, how do you know that your faith can move mountains? But what happens when the test is just too horrible to fathom? What then?
    Thanks for listening to my ramblings — it has just been that kind of a week.

    • I don’t think it makes you a terrible Christian. I think it makes you human. Honestly, those same thoughts occurred to me! I don’t think we can know for sure without being tested, but I know that mama had that faith long before now. She didn’t get there overnight. I guess we’ll just have to take it one day at a time and cling to Him with everything in us.

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