In a world inundated with negativity, it’s a breath of fresh air when I read a positive Facebook status or Tweet.
(Why do people post about their sinuses so much?)
But I’ve noticed something. Plenty of positive statuses, especially those containing good news, end with “God is good!”
And yes, He is, I agree.
But what about the negative statuses? What about the Tweets that contain news of a death, an illness, etc… How should those end? “God is not good“?
When things are going bad, why is it so difficult for us to remember that God is good?
The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
God never changes. He is God, the god of the universe, all the time, no matter our circumstances. In the highs and the lows of life. In the positives and in the negatives. In the good and in the bad.
If we believe he is good when things are good, and we know he never changes, then He is good when life isn’t.
What if in the trials of life we posted and tweeted about God’s goodness just as often as we do when things are going our way?
What if we encouraged one another by reminding ourselves that God is the same, yesterday, today and forever?
Let’s try it. No matter what the circumstances are in your life, the next time you post news that’s not so great or you’re having a day that’s not going your way, remind yourself that changing your perspective on your situation is as easy as remembering that God.Is.Good. All the time.
God never loses sight of us. It’s we that lose sight of him.
Share with me: How do you see God’s goodness and unchanging love in your life today?