God is good.
God is good through the tough times, and the easy times. The good days, and the bad days.
God is good through all of the suffering caused by ISIS. God is good through the deaths of thousands of poverty-stricken children each day. God is good through cancer, and shootings, and bullying, and all of the pain of this world.
I have to remind myself this every day: God is good.
I wonder why there is pain and death in this world. I don’t know.
But what I do know is this: I can trust in God. I can trust that God is good. God is good despite all of the hardships we endure. God is good despite all of the pain we feel.
He is my shoulder to lean on. He walks with me through life. And when I fall down and can’t stand back up, He carries me.
Why do I trust God? Because I’ve seen Him at work in the world. I’ve seen Him change lives and perform miracles. I know that even though I can’t see him, He is always with me.
Isaiah 55:8 says it perfectly.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.”
While I wonder and doubt, God already knows everything will work out in His way. I imagine Him up in Heaven, with a big “master plan” spread out on a table. He knows what He’s doing.
I don’t need to worry, because I know: God is good.