As the words from the doctor’s lips reached our ears, and grief made itself known through my mother’s question “Is God good?”, I knew I had to find the answers that wouldn’t necessarily change the way we felt but would help us to focus on truth that would help heal and bring strength.

Is God good?

This question was not really a question with an unknown answer. It wasn’t a question to be solved. It was rhetorical question we have all asked ourselves and others, when what we are experiencing doesn’t line up with what we know to be true, when what we feel is the farthest thing away from good. It is a question that doesn’t need answering but needs reminding. It is a question that sometimes can only be answered with other questions.

Did Christ die for us while we were yet Sinners and didn’t know him?
Is God good?
Who loves us unconditionally?
Is God good?

Who caused the sun to rise this morning?
Is God good?

Whose woke us up this morning with breath in our lungs?
Is God good?

Whose mercies are new every morning and compassion never fails?
Is God good?

Is there clothes on our backs and food on the table?
Is God good?

Who never leaves us or forsakes us?
Is God good?

Whose strength is made perfect in our weakness?
Is God good ?

Who is our refuge and strength and very present in trouble?
Is God good?

Who forgives us and remembers our sin no more?
Is God good?

Who rose from the dead and is coming back for us?
Is God good?

Today, I remind myself I know the answer to this question. Won’t you join me?

God is good — all the time!