I recently saw a friend post a picture of herself on the beach with the caption “God is so good.” That same friend, on her way home from the beach, was having car problems. I reminded her in a comment to “Remember that God is good.”
Other situations come to mind. Someone is having severe medical issues and is in dire need of a miracle. Someone posts about the person and asks for prayers. The affected person, over time, improves. The person who posted said “God is so good. Prayers answered.”
I guess my question would be, is God’s goodness conditional? Is God’s goodness based on circumstances being what I “want” them to be? Is God also not good when things aren’t going as well as we’d like, when the person we’re praying for doesn’t recover and perhaps even dies?
Just a few random thoughts on God’s goodness. God’s will being done can occur in a variety of circumstances. And perhaps it’s not any more evident than when things don’t turn out like we’d like for them to. God’s will can still be fulfilled despite the outcomes we experience in life.