By Andrea Merrell
No one is good—except God alone.
Luke 18:19 NIV
“God is so good,”
the man said.
The woman stared at him, skepticism written all over her face. “That’s debatable, she said. He certainly hasn’t done much for me lately.”
This woman was
measuring the goodness of God according to how well things were going in her
life—or rather by the fact that they weren’t going well at all.
My pastor said recently that we can never measure God’s goodness any other way than by the fact that He sacrificed His only Son on the cross—for us.
The truth is God is good. Period. All the time. No exceptions. His goodness is never dependent on what we think, see, hear, say, feel, assume, or experience. And it can never be measured by expectations or disappointments.
First John 4:8 tells us that if we don’t love, we don’t know God, for God is love (NKJV). God doesn’t just love—He is love in all its fulness. He is also righteous, just, kind, and faithful. He saves, forgives, heals, delivers, provides, comforts, and protects according to His divine mercy. His goodness is like His peace—beyond human understanding and comprehension.
Yes, my friend, God is good—all the time.