Saturday, October 10, 2015

God is good all the time

Internet-less nights become sleepless nights. As I was searching for some songs on my phone to give me company to go to sleep tonight, I realized I only had one song stored in my phone, unlike in my laptop or in YouTube. That one song didn’t help me to sleep; it only got me thinking even more.

It’s a song written in Tamil by some young youths whose testimonies I am uncertain about. All I know is that they wrote this song in times of adversity in their lives and families. In phases of such hardship, they chose to praise their creator and maker, acknowledging that God is all-powerful and mighty, that he is the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings, and that all the earth should sing of His praises because His goodness is uncountable.

I’ve regularly heard people say, God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. It’s become a common term that sometimes we don’t stop to think the depth of such a term. I myself have said it many times, without realizing its genuine truth.

Recently, I heard about a father who didn’t want to wake his 7-year-old daughter at 5am to send the mother off to the train station, just because she was in a deep sleep and he didn’t have the heart to disturb her. If an earthly father can love his child this much, how much more will our Heavenly Father love us.

God is good ALL the time, all the time God IS good. In times of success, God is good. In times of failures, God is good. In times of prosperity, God is good. In times of adversity, God is good. In times of joyfulness, God is good. In times of sorrows, God is good. In times of security, God is good. In times of uncertainty, God is good. Whether I get what I asked for or not, God is good all the time. The Lord who is good during our high times, is good during our low times as well. It is actually during times of difficulties that we need to understand that God IS good, because he sustains us from feeling even worse than we think we are.

Today marks 6 months of being married. Despite the difference in time zones and views, and uncertainties about future plans, God’s goodness has prevailed throughout. Right from the beginning of wedding talks, till this very day, God has been good.

As this song is playing on repeat mode on my phone now, I cannot be anymore convinced, that GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME AND ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD. And I cannot be any more thankful for His grace.