Text version of Is God Good
Do you believe god is good---even when bad things happen? That depends on how we’re defining good doesn’t it?
Sometimes our definition of good is radically different from God’s. For us, good generally means our story has a happy ending. When it doesn’t, we’re left feeling, confused, abandoned and angry at god. Just like Eve was deceived by the serpent, we too may be tempted to believe lies about God’s goodness and character---to be fooled into making our feelings into facts. The problem is--- what we think and feel about God has little to do with the truth.
Somewhere along the line you and I have decided some things about God. Those things have impacted how we perceive him---and how we receive from him. So consider this: instead of letting your feelings determine what you believe about god, try letting his word help you decide. Read the scriptures and examine what you learn about his heart. Over and over the bible reminds that the Lord is good.