God is Good. All the Time.

Praise God for His Goodness

Years ago, when my family gathered around the dinner table, I was the one who said grace. Not because I knew the Lord, but because I knew this simple prayer:

God is great, God is good, 
And we thank Him for our food;
By His hand we all are fed,
Give us, Lord, our daily bread. Amen.

All through my childhood, I spoke these truths, even before I understood them: God is great. God is good. Indeed, He is a “great God, mighty and awesome” (Deuteronomy 10:17). And He created things that are “pleasing to the eye and good for food” (Genesis 2:9).

But, above all, He is goodness itself.

the Lord is Good

Comforting thoughts, in a world gone bad, gone wild, gone mad:

  • “Whatever happens, His goodness is always present.” —Carolyn
  • “He is so good, and cannot do anything that is not good.” —Lynn
  • “Out of sorrow and tragedy, His goodness shines through.” —Amy

Last week, I saw His goodness on display.

I was waiting to board a plane for home, when a conversation caught my ear. “May I escort my new friend to her seat?” I turned to see a young man with a kind smile bending toward an elderly woman in a wheelchair.

“Sorry, but I’ll need to do that,” the flight attendant explained, as she pointed the wheelchair toward the jet way.

Clearly disappointed, he said good-bye, then watched the older woman head for the plane. “Good talking to you, ma’am!” he called out. A moment later, he reclaimed his seat and said to no one in particular, “Some people are so nice.”

“Like you,” two people said in unison. Smiles were exchanged, and a warm glow settled on those who were close enough to witness the uncommon scene.

When we do good deeds, they’re really God deeds. His goodness, His mercy, His kindness pouring through us. Tempted as I am to take credit whenever I manage to do something right, I know where the prompting — and the power — comes from. He alone deserves the praise.

God truly is good. Yes, all the time.

Some memory verses to remind you of God’s goodness:

  • “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8).
  • ”For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations” (Psalm 100:5).
  • “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him” (Nahum 1:7).

Heavenly Father, in a world that grows darker by the hour, Your goodness remains a beacon of hope.

Luke 18:19

What does the goodness of God mean to you? Take a second to share your thoughts below. Your comments will bless us all!

Your grateful sister, Liz
Your sister, Liz Curtis Higgs BibleGateway Blogger Grid I am honored to write for P31 Ministries I love being part of (in)courage!
P.S. The lovely flower photos this week were taken by our daughter. Thanks, Lil!

359 Responses to God is Good. All the Time.

  1. Kathy July 29, 2015 at 6:47 pm #

    When we do “good deeds” it is like being the face of Jesus. It is our honor, privilege, and obligation as believers. The fruit of the spirit should be in our daily lives. It is what I teach my boys age 6 and 10.

    • Cheree Waring July 29, 2015 at 8:34 pm #

      Goodness is one of the many attributes of God. It is part of His very character. Hence He cannot act in any way that is not good because then He would be changeable which we are told He is not in Malachi

    • Velma July 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

      Nahum states in chapter 1 verse 7, that the lord is good. It continues to amaze me that this good God loves and cares for someone like me who is not good. He not only loves and cares for me , but He sacrificed His life on the cross, to forgive me, cleanse me from my sins, to make me a part of His forever Family. Who is like this Good God?

    • Janice July 29, 2015 at 9:56 pm #

      God’s goodness is seen all around us in his creation. The colorful and beautiful flowers, the glistening waves on the ocean, sunrise and sunset, all his creatures big and small, and especially in a baby’s smile. I can’t look at any of this without thinking of our sweet Lord Jesus, the creator of all things.

    • Anna July 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

      Because of His goodness, I am saved through Jesus.

    • Deb Clark July 29, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

      God is true love and He is ALWAYS good! He expresses His love through each and every one of us in smiles, waves, hugs, and words. We are His messengers. Let God’s good overflow to everyone we meet !

      • Jenny August 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

        Amen. Fill us to be full. Jenny of Australia.

    • Judy July 29, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

      The Goodness of God. I try to find good each and every day,in my actions and the actions of others, in my words and in my daily life. I want to see others as my Father sees them, through my Fathers eyes. When I remember this, I see good everyday everywhere, and that good is my Father God,yes He is good, all the time.

    • Bonita Hardy July 29, 2015 at 11:48 pm #

      Losing my Dad almost 24 hours ago has taught me that God has shown me His goodness even unto death. The last verse in the 23rd Psalm says “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” My Dad is finally home and praising His Father and I know I will see my Dad again because of the goodness of God.

    • Amy July 30, 2015 at 5:18 am #

      God is good because in the midst of my chaotic life, He steps in. He humbles me with words from an elderly lady (with Dementia) entrusted to my care. I was feeling lousy, and this elderly lady shouted out “Praise Jesus, He is Good ALL the time!”
      Dementia can’t rob her of Jesus. She reminded me how Great our Savior IS!

    • Robin Gusti July 30, 2015 at 6:43 am #

      In all of our despair of being uniquely different; painfully overweight, (beautifully designed, I should say!) and challenged by my own aloneness, I have seen a Good Great God bring the completeness of wholeness to my soul. He warms us tenderly each and every step of His journey with us. He alone, works out our completeness and finishes what He starts in us. Beautiful in every way.

      By the hands and feet of every Sister-in Him, connected to me today, has brought me Life in an extraordinary way. The use of your work, daily, is being used to bring life back to many of us. Gratitude to our Good God for “hand” selecting the finest women to do your good work!

      Above All, we Love our Good God for all He bestows to us everyday. Thank you Liz for offering this daily bread to us, today.

    • Vicki July 30, 2015 at 6:48 am #

      ALL things work together for good to those who love the Lord.

    • Carole July 30, 2015 at 7:06 am #

      It is indeed good to hear the “GOOD” news when the world is growing darker. Liz I love your positive thoughts every day.

    • Martha July 30, 2015 at 7:10 am #

      Thank you for the beautiful message. I saw God in action this week. My daughter’s air conditioning went out here in Louisville. They have no money to repair it right now and the temps are in the 90’s. Their neighbor said he had just received a bit inheritance and wanted to pay it forward and pay for the repair. Yes, he was good but God worked thru him to show his goodness. See you at Spencer Christian Church.

    • Margaret Bouska July 30, 2015 at 8:12 am #

      Yesterday, at 6:14am, something happened to me, that was satan’s doing, that tried to destroy my name and others. So I clung to Jesus and the friend that counseled me said, “margaret, GOD can bring good out of any situation!!!!” And GOD did!!!!! I would be in a horrible state of mind and heart, if GOD had not come to my rescue!!! Praise His Holy name forever!!! then I opened up my email from Liz Curtis Higgs and boom! There she was to remind me and encourage me today!!! I am so thankful that i know her…

      In Jesus, margaret

    • Liz Ibarra July 30, 2015 at 10:48 am #

      Yes, God is good. Many times, most times difficult circumstances get us to the point of finally shouting no matter what “GOD IS GOOD”. At the end of the day all we have is Jesus. He has the words of eternal life “GOD IS GOOD”
      Thank you for your words of encouragement.

    • Barbara Vick July 30, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

      Thank you always for your encouragement. We certainly need it today.

      So many things are going on in this world that are certainly not God pleasing. In fact, I fear that He must be angry.

      To copy form the hymn, my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and rightness. God is in control, no matter what.

    • Frannie July 31, 2015 at 6:48 am #

      Sometimes when on the “mountaintop” and all is going well, physically, mentally, financially, and most of all spiritually, we see the Lord work in I see the Lord of Love working in my life as I go forth doing “deeds” by faith,
      then comes the valley’s and I see the Lord more and more, a little bit more clearly as HE lets me see myself and my need for HIM and then in the valley HE shows up as a person who is in need of anything and in the Valley I see HIM speaking to me to help this person or persons….and I wonder for a moment only, how can I do this, but then I see HIS wonderful love for me, and the “work” through Faith IN HIM comes alive, and much can be done for the person or persons….then in thanksgiving to HIM, I arise and “come up higher” and see my LORD in A NEW LIGHT!

    • debbieh@qualitystoneky.com July 31, 2015 at 9:18 am #

      The goodness of God… a good deed, a smile or kind word to a stranger or a friend. A helpful hand in a time of need. Paying it forward. Prayers for family, friends, and those we know need prayer but are afraid or don’t know how to ask for it. Uplifting words….all the goodness of God shining thru his people.

      • Tracy July 31, 2015 at 1:30 pm #

        Thanks so much for your faithful ministry and speaking truth into our busy lives! God is good ALL the Time…regardless of how many times I need reminding! 🙂

    • Chris July 31, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

      God manifests His goodness in so many different ways. One special way is through friends who point you back to Jesus.

    • Chris schwaiger July 31, 2015 at 1:47 pm #

      God is good all the time, even when I forget He is there.  He blesses me everyday in every way…thank you Lord

    • Carolyn Seifert July 31, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

      I thank God he has allowed me to live this long… just like gold is purified in the fire, so it is with my ongoing journey finding, appreciating, loving Him. No man, woman, child, living thing is “good”. Only the One who has made us all!

    • Marlene Dorman August 1, 2015 at 11:35 am #

      God is always good. It is so easy to see when things are going as we want. When we look back at tragedies in our lives and can see the goodness that came out of that, that is very special.

  2. Paula Timpson July 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

    God Always Keeps His promises
    He is good
    His Love is Everlasting~!

  3. Amy July 29, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

    This is exactly what I needed to hear today – God always knows! He is good ALL the time!

  4. Lina July 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    I have recently become a member of the chronic migraine club and knowing that God is always good and always in charge helps each and every day!

    Thanks Liz!

  5. Mary Jane Biltz July 29, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    God is so amazing!!! He is so good to everyone all the time!!!

  6. Lynn zabler July 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

    You have helped me fall madly in love with Jesus Christ!
    I am so blessed to have met you and would love to see and hear you again!
    Praise God for you!!

  7. Kathy July 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    I love receiving your blog every week. It is the perfect follow up to seeing you on tour. I’m off to share your thoughts.

  8. Alana Morgan July 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    What does goodness mean to me….I think of someone or some act that is ‘just’ and ‘kind’ and ‘pure’….just like Jesus.

    Thank you for the beautiful words and the opportunity from DaySpring.


  9. Elizabeth July 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    God’s goodness … He hears me when I cry to Him! He cares! I feel it in my bones, and know it by faith! Oh, how I love Him, because He loved me when I was His enemy! He rescued me from death! I serve Him gladly, and always will … Amazing Grace!

  10. Debbie O'Brien July 29, 2015 at 7:17 pm #

    God’s goodness and love gives us a Bible verse for every situation in life. He never fails and we can always feel his loving arms around us.

  11. Sarah July 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    God is my strength and my song. I thank God for every day!

  12. Rebecca July 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

    God is Good! I appreciate Liz so much. I praise God for his goodness for giving us Liz to share his truth.

  13. Kathryn Carpenter July 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

    God is so good! I love your weekly emails. Thank you to Dayspring for the opportunity to win the drawing.

  14. Mary Jane Miller July 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm #

    God is good all the time, all the time God is good. When evil seems to be winning, we can rest in the fact that God is good and His goodness will one day prevail. It is His kindness (goodness) that leads us to repentance when we see all His goodness toward us in Christ and in not giving us what we deserve, but rather the riches of Christ. How comforting to have a Father who is intrinsically good!

  15. Beverly July 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    Yes, God is good all the time and all the time God is good. I’ve been widowed almost 16 years and despite a drastic change in income, He has never failed me yet! I know that He is my comforter, my shelter, my all in all. I praise and thank God that He is so faithful!!!

  16. Kathy Andrews July 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    God is good. Even when we can’t see His goodness He is still good.

  17. Michelle Hotchkiss July 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    God’s goodness will shine through all the dark times in our lives . we can focus on that instead of the darkness and our hope is renewed.

  18. Kay July 29, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    We have a saying at our church “God is Good All The Time, All The Time God Is Good”. I am so thankful that I have Jesus in my life. Liz, I have really enjoyed your books and can not hardly wait to get this one.

  19. Debbie July 29, 2015 at 7:25 pm #

    Dear Lizzie – God has been so good to me. Today I am celebrating 17 years with Him on our spiritual birthday. He has called me and kept me for 17 years and I am crazy about Him.

    So excited about your new book and I pray that He continue to bless you richly.

    Sincerely in Christ,

  20. Penny Basham July 29, 2015 at 7:26 pm #

    In the midst of all the bad times and troubles in our lives, God is always there with us just waiting to show his goodness in some way.

  21. DORI July 29, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    The Goodness of God to me is ….the core of my christian faith. It is because of His desire for my good that He provided salvation through His son. Everything God does is for my good. I can see proof of the goodness of God all around me in the life-sustaining provisions He supplies—from crops that provide my food, to the very air I breathe. I can have goodness in me, and even desire to do good, but true goodness comes from the One who is perfectly good and wants good things for all people. My goal is be to show the goodness of God to others every day.

  22. Patty A July 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    Through the darkest of nights God holds us in his arms…until the light of day. His mercies are new every morning and I’m so very grateful for that goodness!

  23. Diane July 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Good must come from the word God. It is us paying God’s good works forward with love and kindness to our fellow man. Goodness is the end result. Love how you show us the way through humor and creativity.

  24. Gina July 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    “God being good” means to me that his intentions are always good. In other words, bad things will happen to us. It’s one of those promises that we don’t love. However, everything that touches us, touches him. Whatever God allows, his motives are always pure. He is not a vengeful God that desires to hurt us. His promises say that he desires to give us a good plan and that he means everything for good (even bad stuff). It is sometimes hard to swallow when the hurt wrenching pain of life tries us. But once we learn about his character, it’s hard to doubt his goodness. Yes, he is a good God, because he loves his children. In fact, he loves the whole world. Thank you Jesus for loving me.

    • Brenda Williams July 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

      I love your statement, Gina. So refreshing and true. Thanks!

  25. Kim July 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    God is good all the time. I thank God everyday for all the gifts that he has giving me. The best one is his love and second is my family.

  26. Regi July 29, 2015 at 7:32 pm #

    God is good even when I’m not, when I fail He picks me up, dusts me off and sets me back on His path. God can’t be bad, He’s perfect and I don’t have to be, all I have to do is rest in His promises and believe His truths, He does the rest!

  27. Brenda Williams July 29, 2015 at 7:33 pm #

    I loved what Lynn said,”God is so good there is nothing He can do that is not good.”
    So true. I love the flower photos too, Lil!

  28. Cindy in PA July 29, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    What does God’s goodness mean to me? That without my faith in Him, I would have no hope. God’s goodness is everything in my life. Amen.

  29. Marjorie July 29, 2015 at 7:42 pm #

    So nice to read something positive!

  30. Mary Jo July 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    God is good in the fellowship of friends, offering encouragement and support in difficult times. I can see Him in their faithful comments, and love for me.

  31. Becky Fitchett July 29, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Psalm 116:12,13
    What shall I return to the Lord for all His goodness to me?
    I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.

  32. jeri July 29, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    I have never considered “God is only capable of good”. Thank you!

  33. Lisa E July 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    It is because of God’s goodness that I have been sober for the past 11 1/2 years. I try to let His goodness flow from all that I do. By choosing to be honest and kind.

  34. Catjy July 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    God’s goodness means peace of mind and peace of heart even in troubling times and circumstances. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me…” means that I can be the one God uses to bring His goodness into a sitation. All gliry to Him.

  35. Jean July 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    God listens to all of our prayers. Sometimes the answer is yes. Sometimes the answer is no. And sometimes the answer is : I have something better. This is what I love most about God. He always knows what is best for us, even when we don’t. He is good because He provides for us by giving us what we need, not necessarily what we want.

  36. Teri July 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    God’s goodness lifts me up in the dark times with the smile of my granddaughter or the beauty of a sunrise or the kindness of a co-worker. His grace and mercy abound in each new day!

  37. Christine pardy July 29, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    Gods goodness to me is, the purr of a pussycat , the song of a little bird in the morning. It is so many things friends that pick you up when your down, the living word of God, the Holy Spirts guidance ,the goodness of God who gives me strength to work in my garden and he gives the sun and the rain to make it grow to a wonderful harvest. I thank him for you Liz I met you at women ministries in Lewisporte Newfoundland you were so much fun , but you got your points in for God Loved it , you should come again .anyways you didn’t ask us to write a book , but I could because it still would not be able to contain Gods goodness to me !!!

  38. Pamela July 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    God’s goodness is the pure love that reaches out and offers us eternal life. It’s the grace that forgives our daily wrongdoings and the peace that fills our hearts. His goodness brings us to our knees, filled with grateful praise. God is good and through His amazing grace, He has offered us the ultimate gift – life with Him. That’s something I don’t deserve and could never earn. My God is so good!

  39. Diana July 29, 2015 at 7:56 pm #

    GOD is Good, all the time; All the time, GOD is Good!

    A favorite saying of mine!

    God’s goodness means I am Saved! God’s goodness means I have life abundantly! God’s goodness means when I face challenges, hardships, valleys, He will Faithfully walk me to safety. God’s goodness is why I can face all my tomorrow’s! God’s goodness is: mercy, faithfulness, love, refuge, power, the gift of Jesus Christ!!!

  40. Andrea July 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    To me, the goodness of God means that when this fretful daughter is worrying and despairing and Chicken Little-ing herself into one fantastic tailspin over life, He shows up with tender words and solid truth-comfort. Instead of beating His chest and roaring to remind me He is powerful enough to handle my life, He rises to show me compassion. He is a good, good Father.

  41. Elaina July 29, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    God’s goodness to me is the grace He gives even when I don’t deserve it. I can be such a brat yet He continues to bless me and my family. That is the goodness of God.

  42. Elaine July 29, 2015 at 8:01 pm #

    God’s goodness encourages me to reach out and do the same for someone else. I praise Him daily for the goodness He pours out knowing there is little I do to deserve it, but just love receiving it.

  43. Patricia July 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    God is Good all the things me, All the time God is Good. Is my fav saying all the time. I’ve seen his Love in my life so many times..

  44. Lauren July 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Thankful that we have a Father that is faithful,never changing constant in our lives that loves us so unconditionally that He desires the best for us. That in any circumstance He will bring good things to us if we but keep our eyes on Him.

  45. Carolyn July 29, 2015 at 8:07 pm #

    Enjoy your blog so much! Thank you and God Bless You!

  46. Adedoyin July 29, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    God’s goodness to me means God’s word is the only CONSTANT thing in this ever changing world.God’s goodness to me is the consolation his word gives me in my darkest hours. His faithfulness in honoring his word. God’s goodness to me is this no matter how long the darkest is…..God will alwaya show up at the right time,that confidence keeps me stable,focus inspite of the obvious wickedness around me.

  47. Gloria July 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

    HI!!! ALL THE TIME, GOD IS GOOD!!!! HE is an all forgiving God and will never leave us or forsake us!!!! HE is such a Loving & Caring God and gives me SOOOOO many BLESSINGS to be THANKFUL for EVERYDAY!!!! JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW —AMEN!!!!

  48. Faye July 29, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

    In the stillness of His presence we can feel His Grace and goodness- all the time!

  49. Marilyn Downs July 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    The goodness of God means that no matter how much I fail Him He loves me with an unfailing love. It’s eternal. He’s always there with His nail scarred hands outstretched and ready to comfort me and hold me until the world’s pain and sorrow melts away. I am loved and understood by the One who created and saved me.

  50. Rae July 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    God is so good! I know that no matter how hard life gets he has my back and is here for me. I am so thankful for his loving care!

  51. Crystal July 29, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    I love your blog and books, Liz. It is my goal to buy and read each one! Thank you for the great stories and encouragement!

  52. Ann-Louise Smith July 29, 2015 at 8:18 pm #

    Thank goodness for a God who is good and for a forgiving God who shows us unconditional love.

  53. Digna July 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    when God gives me an opportunity to serve someone I feel blessed. In a world where so many look for the negative Gods goodness is love it feeds my soul .

  54. Tammy Monroe Morris July 29, 2015 at 8:20 pm #

    God bless you Liz. Much love and hugs for you:)

  55. Fayelle July 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    God IS so good… I look forward to the day when I no longer have to constantly remind myself of that in hard times – the remembrance that the goodness of God comes in many forms, including hard to understand ones. Praise be to Him whose way is perfect!

  56. Charlsie July 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Through the tough times and through the not-so-tough times “HIS lovingkindness continues forever”. Thank you for this reminder……

  57. HeatherS July 29, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    What a beautiful thing to remember – God is good! To me it means that He always wants what is best for me – even when I don’t know what that is or even when I don’t see His hand in it till later. I tend to think that I know what is best and admit that I often let God know how He should do things (hopefully I am not alone in this.) But if I just rely on the fact that God is good, I can trust His guidance for my life.

  58. Janet July 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    So excited to dig into this study. I just recently “re-studied” your Bad Girls of the Bible and it’s just got to be among my most fav! PS: your daughter’s flower photos are awesome!

  59. Christi Johnson July 29, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m in awe of God’s love for us. He can use us in so many ways if we let Him. He has blessed me in so many ways through so many different circumstances. God is good ALL the time!! Thank You Jesus !

  60. jeri July 29, 2015 at 8:29 pm #

    I am so excited to follow your blog
    God is so good!
    He knows exactly what we need and right in His timing.
    He has our lives in the palm of His hand, so good to be
    in His arms.

  61. joy nolan July 29, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

    Can’t wait to get a copy of this book but am wait till I get to see and hear Liz teach about these very truths in November. If I win, I will be sharing it with a special friend.

  62. Jackie July 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    God is good all the time…..all the time God is good! This is one of my favorite thoughts as I go through a day. I never fully understood this until my dearest friend lost her 18 year old son and my daughter lost her best friend! I have stood by them both as they struggle to find peace in their day, and I seem to always be able to catch a glimpse of God in their strength! It is a beautiful sight! Cherish each day and love on those around you every chance you have…no one ever knows when God will call us home! God bless!

  63. Jennifer July 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    The goodness of God means EVERYTHING. He has saved me from MUCH. His grace is truly amazing. It is so humbling to really grasp how much he loves even me and His goodness and faithfulness is everlasting with no strings attached. Truly amazing.

  64. Lori July 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Knowing our God is the promise and light of this dark world is such a comfort to me. I am not always the person I should be, but I still feel His spirit of peace and am assured that he will always love me.

  65. Rosie M Ralph July 29, 2015 at 8:36 pm #

    God has been so good to me that if He never did another good thing for me, I couldn’t complain

  66. Laura July 29, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    God is good all the time, unlike me, the sinner, who is washed by his goodness daily, sometimes hundreds of times throughout the day when I don’t deserve it. Gods loving nature and his grace provides for us a window to see all the good in the world that we may not see when focusing on the bad. Gods goodness is our promise for all time. I Believe and follow only his Word, because my God is good…all the time.

  67. Leslie McCarthy July 29, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    God’s goodness to me means that no matter how circumstanves seem, He sees, He knows and He will take care of me. <3

  68. Linda Rosenkoetter July 29, 2015 at 8:40 pm #

    When I started to lose my vision and didn’the know how great the loss would be, God’s goodness helped me to have the faith it would be okay even if I lost it all. Thankfully, that did not happen and He has used my vision loss to help others.

  69. Kathy July 29, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    I just came back from a short term missions trip to Bolivia. One of the opportunities we had was to be part of a “baby washing” in the city. We bathed children and then combed and braided the little girl’s hair. An older women motioned to me to please come and braid her hair. I was humbled and felt God so profoundly speak to me that by doing this I became His hands and feet to this dear woman. A chance to “Taste and see that the Lord is good….(Psalm 34:8). God is so GOOD – ALL the time!

  70. Terri July 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm #

    Love the simple reminder that God IS good. All the time.

  71. Bernice July 29, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

    Such encouraging words!

  72. Jeana July 29, 2015 at 8:52 pm #

    God’s goodness reveals himself to me in a firmness, a resolve that isn’t within my power. It is doing something nice for people in secret with the understanding that the result is none of my business. It is a rich and full life. Finally, it is knowing John 10:28 “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”

  73. Virginia Jones July 29, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    God is good in allowing me to rise up each morning without pain or ailments. His mercies are renewed each and every day and I am glad that I can walk in that promise.

  74. Elizabeth July 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    Praise Jesus – this is the second time today He has reminded me of His goodness. He really spoke to me about this on a camping trip. He and I were talking about my son flying for the first time by himself (6th grade). He spoke to my heart and said no matter what happens, He is good. All of the time. Him speaking that to my heart that day helped me when I let my daughter fly for the first time by herself two years later. Now they are much older, but God is STILL good. All of the time. He abounds in steadfast love. Psalm 103. May God richly bless all those who read your blog. And richly bless you, Liz, as God has blessed me through you and your sweet devotionals and books.

  75. Jacquie Hayden July 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    We are nothing without The Lord. All we are, have and do comes through or by him. His love endures through all things and time.

  76. Rita July 29, 2015 at 8:55 pm #

    What an uplifting message today. God is good all the time. If we are still and let him shine through us his goodness will show through us…not because of us BUT because of Him.

  77. dawn July 29, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    I know Gods goodness, getting out of a house that was struck by lightning and living in a hotel for 90 days, God was in control and His goodness was shown after the fire.

  78. Margaret Wasmuth July 29, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    A verse I can hang on to in any situation and any day –

    Numbers 23:19 ” God is not a man that he should lie, nor a son of man that he should repent. Has he said and will He not do it? Or has He spoken and will he not make it good?”

    God is dependable and good and is there for me in any trouble or any daily situation – so good!

  79. mnena July 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    God’s goodness means His consistent love, mercy and grace even when we are undeserving!

    Forgive me Lord for the times I’ve doubted Your goodness, You are good, through and through.

    I trust in Your goodness!

  80. Julie July 29, 2015 at 8:58 pm #

    Liz, you are so correct, God is SO VERY GOOD ALL THE TIME!!!! Even when He closes a door; and humanly it seems like everything has fallen apart, not sure how bills are going to be paid, let alone food purchased, the next *moment* He is showing His grace, mercy and Love! Out of *nowhere* doors begin opening, people share what they have without a second thought, and not only do bills get paid, but bonus’ are overflowing at just the right times! I believe that nothing happens by coincidence, and everything that does happen, happens for a reason. What someone might mean for harm (like Satan wanting to harm God’s CHOSEN children), GOD means for good, so that we can bring glory and honor to His name. Shouting it from the roof tops GOD IS SO GOOD!!!!! ALL THE TIME!!!!!! So, if a door has closed in your life, take it from our personal experience – HANG ON to your Faith, and TRUST in God!!! He’s got you in the palm of His hands and He is NOT letting you go!!!!!

  81. Kristine July 29, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    When I think of God’s goodness, I truly feel humbled and overwhelmed. In spite of my questions and tantrums this past year, He’s been a patient Father, blessing me with undeserved comfort and help.

  82. Susan July 29, 2015 at 9:00 pm #

    So thankful that I can trust in God’s goodness!

  83. Cathy July 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    Thru God’s goodness comes hope. Hope for kindness and love for and to all.

  84. Ann July 29, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    So glad to read your reminder of the goodness and care we receive because we are His daughters! Things a little rough right now in my life. Thank you!

  85. Laura Rath July 29, 2015 at 9:09 pm #

    So thankful that God’s love and goodness are unchanging! When I feel like I’m falling apart, God is rock solid. All the time. He is good.

  86. Elizabeth July 29, 2015 at 9:11 pm #

    God is so good he shuts doors to open bigger and better doors for us to go through. We might not seem it that way at the time but God knows exactly what we are to do in our lives. God blesses us in such ways that totally astounds us when we sit and think about it. God is so good he has been blessing my life left and right here lately. He does no harm, he does what we are afraid to do for ourselves by making us move to the next level. God is truly great.

  87. Debbie July 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    God’s goodness to me means that He loved me so much he sent his son to die for me and take the place of my sin. He will never leave me or forsake me, he loves me unconditionally, he is with me at all times.

  88. Tammy July 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm #

    God is Good all the time, all the time God is Good. How great it is to have such a forgiving, just, and loving God. He is my anchor daily. Always there when I need Him. I have had issues in my life that I couldn’t handle on my own. I prayed about them but the hurt and negative thoughts wouldn’t stop. I finally gave them over to God. How Great He is. He took them for me and I now live a so much more positive life because of Him.

  89. Judi July 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    God is good … this is my story and my song. I’ve had two serious surgeries to remove tumours in my spinal column. The complications were (and are) very life altering (which is ongoing) He is good. There is no way I could have embraced my medical challenges without know that He is good and His grace is sufficient.

  90. Erika July 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

    I really needed this Liz. I had a rough day today and was feeling very low. I have been having exceeding difficulty in dealing with my current work situation. I applied for a new, full time position today and was interviewed on the spot. I am waiting to see if I get a call back. I desperately want to change jobs and this will be a step up for me financially since my current job is only part time. My current boss is becoming very hard to work for . I feel like a doormat, but I just continue to bite my tongue and take whatever is dished out because the job market is so limited where I live. I prayed both before and after applying for this new position and many of my family and friends are praying for my situation as well. I know God answers our prayers according to His will and in His time and He is very good, ALL the time. Thanks for the reminder!

  91. Sandi July 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

    God’s goodness! I am reminded so often of His goodness and grace for me, especially when I have disappointed Him or not followed through on something I said I would do. He continues to love me and fill me with His grace and goodness even when I don’t deserve it. Oh how I love Him. I serve an awesome, loving, kind gracious God.

  92. beth July 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

    Through His love and mercy, He works all things together for our good. All things means all things…even when we don’t understand how they are good, He does. Even when we don’t see Him in it…He is. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.

  93. Donna July 29, 2015 at 9:17 pm #

    The goodness of God is beginning each day sitting with Him and then venturing out praying that in some way I can let his love and goodness shine through me. I so don’t deserve God’s presence in my life but he graciously guides and directs me and fills my life with joy beyond anything this world has to offer. Praise God for his goodness of taking this sinner and filling her full of his goodness to share with others. Oh that everyone would be filled up and overflowing in God’s goodness. The goodness is that God is still waiting for those who don’t know him yet.

  94. Joy Brimingham July 29, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    The Lord has demonstrated his goodness to me all of my life. It would take me hours to type out all the ways he has provided for me, protected me, and loved me. God is good and I am so thankful that he is mine and I am his!

  95. Nancy Johnson July 29, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    God IS good, all the time! Each day brings new blessings. We just need spiritual eyes to see them.

  96. LindaCC July 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm #

    To me, God being good means everything is made by Him and under the knowledge of Him who works everything according to His plan…He’s in control and no one else can do it better!

  97. Lisa Doss July 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    The goodness of God means that I can believe God – that the promises in His word are real, true, and something that every believer can rely and depend on daily. I have learned this truth in many powerful ways the past three years as my husband and I fought his cancer together and even as we lost that battle – I know that even though I don’t always understand God’s plan, it is always what is best for me – that He loves me, is faithful, and will never leave me. I’ve learned that God can bring light, peace, and even joy at the darkest times of our lives if we only trust and believe Him.

  98. Dawn July 29, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    God is immeasurably good even beyond our wildest imaginations and dreams. I stand in wonder of His many gifts and blessings He bestows on Hos children. Like a good parent, He delights to give us all good things to enjoy!

  99. Caitlin July 29, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

    After a big move and a new job, I have been wondering why I am here. God has shown me his goodness in that I can take refuge, gain strength, and begin to see beauty in where I am. Each day has gotten better! Praise him for his faithfulness!

  100. Janet Bhagat July 29, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    It’s hard in the midst of life’s busy-ness and trials to focus on God and His Goodness, but if we don’t, we will miss out on all the blessings He has for us. Because of His Goodness, He shelters and protects us. We will still have trials, and will still have wounds, but we are in the eye of the storm where God is. There is centeredness and peace there that only come from our Good God.

  101. Darleen July 29, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

    Amen. God IS good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. No matter what! God is good and does good things! Thank you dear Liz!!

  102. Mary Walter July 29, 2015 at 9:44 pm #

    I stand in awe of God’s goodness and love knowing I don’t deserve it. I praise Him for sending His son Jesus to save me and forgive me of my sins. His grace and mercy are never ending. Yes, God is good. Praise Him!

  103. Angie K. July 29, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    God’s goodness to me means comfort and peace.

    Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  104. Vicki July 29, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    Your simple meal-time prayer is the same one I was taught as a child, and the same I am teaching my grandchildren. A moment before I read your post, I read an email regarding the simple song Jesus Loves Me. As I read these I am reminded that we have been blessed by these simple songs and prayers that teach us of God’s love and goodness at a young age, and now at age 55 I realize that, indeed, if I never heard another song or prayer, these alone are the gospel in a nutshell. God is Great, Good, provider and He loves us. Amen!

  105. Cheryl July 29, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    God is good…all the time. Amen. What a privilege to share His goodness with others by simple acts of kindness.

  106. Jessica Gray July 29, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    God is so good because He loves me, forgives me and gives me chance after chance to become more like Jesus even when I fail Him.

  107. Joyce Hockenberry July 29, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    What an awesome devotion – they always are. You always speak to my
    to my heart. God is good.

  108. Gee July 29, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    I really needed this today. While life’s disappointments can be discouraging, God’s goodness and blessings restore perspective. Thank you for the reminder!

  109. Molly Pinkston July 29, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    God’s goodness is everywhere. From the moment we wake up till we close our eyes for sleep, His goodness is all around us. Every good and perfect thing comes from the Lord! God’s goodness gives me peace and calm in a world turned upside down. God’s goodness gives me a baby’s cry, the clouds in the sky, even the breath I breathe. God’s goodness gives me everything that matters!! God is my goodness because He is GOOD!

  110. Lorie July 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm #

    God’s “goodness” is what I am blessed and privileged to receive and experience each and every day, not because I am deserving of it, but simply because He “is” good.

  111. Donna Brown July 29, 2015 at 10:11 pm #

    The Goodness of God is God’s favor and love given to each one of us even when we don’t deserve it. Thank You, Lord!

  112. Lawan Rivera July 29, 2015 at 10:13 pm #

    I have seen so much of God’s goodness lately. I see His goodness everyday in the little things and am so thankful. However, over the past few weeks I have seen His goodness in huge ways. A young woman pronounced brain dead brought back to life and full recovery after the prayers of faithful women! Another woman whose prognosis was grim with cancer now has no cancer in her body! I love that He is always with me and always good.

    Thank you for your posts. I don’t always comment but I always enjoy them. Looking forward to reading your new book!

  113. Johnette July 29, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    God is so GOOD when He can take a wrech like me and turn me into something good and allow me to be used as His embassador for His son Jesus Christ and use me for His Kingdom and allow me another chance to prove to Him that I am a child of the most High God!!! Where I can be the salt and light to others and share my testimony on how He changed me and He keeps molding me to the image of His Son…all I can do is smile and laugh at the devil because I no longer serve a father of lies, I serve the Most High God and I am a representative of His son Jesus Christ…

  114. Kim G. July 29, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Knowing that God is good, I can trust Him. This reassures me that even though I may not understand His ways, I can know that everything He does is good and right and perfect!

  115. Christina Anderson July 29, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    God’s goodness brings to mind God’s grace. We don’t deserve His goodness or His grace. He gives without stint. Thank you for this wonderful blog. It is always a light to my path.

  116. Gwenn Jessen July 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

    It’s as simple as that. God is good. All the time.

  117. LouAnn Christie July 29, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    Oh Liz, you always speak to the heart…I too have many verse I learned as a child and even a young Christian returning to the Lord.

    What a lovely story you told about the young man. it must have been a blessing to witness this exchange. Your word picture almost makes me feel like I was there.

    His promises are always new and fresh; alive; meaningful to today as they were when He made them.

    God’s goodness is priceless & our model to do good to likewise. We need to be still and listen for His prompting and go and do likewise.

  118. Linda July 29, 2015 at 10:23 pm #

    All the time God is good. Thank you for your writing! Your blog was just what I needed to be reminded!

  119. Beth Taylor July 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    I loved what you said about when we do good deeds, they are really Gods deeds. I believe that is the heart of the matter. If we could take our eyes off of self really see others it would spread Gods deeds everywhere.

  120. colleen July 29, 2015 at 10:33 pm #

    There have been SO many times I had to rest on these verses of God’s Goodness. I needed to know…..that always and forever HE IS good.

  121. Donna July 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    I had an encounter this afternoon with a homeless man. I ran to the local WalMart to grab something for our weekly covered dish supper at church. I walked up to the deli, and this man was standing there staring at the food. He began to ask me if I knew how much certain items cost. I told him that the food is sold by weight. He told me he only had $2.00 so he couldn’t get much. He also told me he was starving he was so hungry. This man, I could tell was homeless, never asked me for a penny! He was just hungry! He lifted his shirt and showed me incision marks all way down his abdomen. He recently had surgery, his stomach looked as if he had a small basketball inside, he told me it is a hernia. He said he sleeps on the sidewalks around town in this terrible heat! I felt the Lord speaking to me, and I bought this man food. When I drop away, he was sitting on the sidewalk eating what I had bought. I have thought about this all evening, and pray that he will be okay. I am so thankful that God has blessed me to be able to help others. It is a sad world we live in, and it breaks my heart to see people living like this. If you will, say a prayer for this man. I pray for his health and him being out in this heat. I also pray that he knows Jesus….

  122. Janice July 29, 2015 at 10:34 pm #

    To me God’s goodness is in his ‘God winks’. Those moments when things aren’t going so well, maybe a little down, then something totally wonderful happens, just a little thing, but it brightens the day because I know it was from God, and it was just for me, no one else around, made special just to show me how much He loves and thinks of ME!

  123. Beth Taylor July 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm #

    I loved when you said our good deeds are really Gods deeds. If we take our eyes off of ourself and looked at others, we would see Gods deed spread everywhere.

  124. Brenda July 29, 2015 at 10:36 pm #

    God’s goodness means I always have a place to run to. No matter how much I mess up my life He ia always waiting to pick up my broken pieces.

  125. Laurie July 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    God goodness is knowing He’s been with me in and through a storm in my life for the past seven years of unemployment, watching a spouse go down hill with physical disabilities, and experiencing uncertainty on every side. At first every time I started to worry, I’d hear the Lord ask, “Do you trust Me?” And this many years later, He has strengthened me and sustained me through some very bleak times. But God . . . I have trusted and have seen God’s goodness, faithfulness and love extended to me in a multitude of ways. I have God’s peace that passes all understanding, and I know the joy of the Lord is my only true strength. Like Paul, I am learning that my circumstances can be pretty messy. But I do not have to be downcast. No matter what, I am content and believe God’s peace is one of the greatest gifts I enjoy in the midst of trials. And my goodness, I have grown spiritually. Praise the Lord! Yes, God is good ALL the time! Thanks, Liz, for your continued encouragement! Love you!

  126. Laurie July 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    God is so gracious to us. I love how His mercies are new every morning because I need them more often than not! But sometimes I would still appreciate a text with specific “next step” directions- lol 🙂

  127. Jaime July 29, 2015 at 10:44 pm #

    God’s goodness is everywhere in everything. It’s in the sunrise, the sunset, trees, flowers, animals. He created everything. That means there is good in everything including us. His goodness makes this world beautiful. His grace gives us life after this world.

  128. Sue s ellsworth July 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

    God’s goodness to us, His children, is what helps us get out of bed every morning, face this fallen world and be a light to our family and relatives. His goodness lets us know what He has prepared for us for eternity. His goodness to us also encourages us to share our salvation with others so they too will know His goodness. Thanks.

  129. Carol July 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    God’s goodness can always be depended upon. He is in control of our world and everything that happens. This gives me complete confidence as I greet each new day – that He will bring me through the storms, love me unconditionally and see me safely home!

  130. Miranda July 29, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    The goodness of God means to me that no matter what God is good and will work out any situation. My husband recently got convicted of a crime that he did not commit and was sentenced to 25 years. I am Gods kindness in lots of people during this hard time. I know God will work is out for His good and that all will be better and further the kingdom of God which is our real purpose of this Earth. I try to let let God’s goodness flow from me all the time especially with my three and six year old.

  131. Jaimie Ramsey July 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm #

    Clinging to this truth brings joy to every day, in every circumstance. If God is good, all the time, then I have no reason to worry, fear or doubt. There is always something to be thankful for, something to rejoice in. When we look for blessings in each day– and they are always there– it gives us joy, peace, and freedom from worry.

  132. Patti Iverson July 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

    God is sooooo good, because I am sooooo not. He loves me even when I don’t love me. He loves His world that He divinely created even when it turns it’s back on Him and He is grieved–yet still–God is good. Yes, good all the time. So I love Him. I also love that book Liz wrote and that serving tray! 🙂

  133. Mary July 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm #

    Psalm 27:13 says ” I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”
    The truth of this verse makes it possible for me to get up and face the day every morning.
    I am ever so thankful for God’s goodness!

  134. Peggy Kelm July 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Yes God Is Good All The Time. Everyday I experience this truth and reality, daily feeling His Presence. In February 2015 I was scheduled for a hysterectomy. But the day after I scheduled the hysterectomy because the doctor said I would continue to bleed and it would get worse. The next day God told me ‘I’m going to heal you’. Later that day all symptoms went away. I cancelled the surgery. A week later God said to me ‘ You are Healed’. God is Good All The Time. The Great Physician. I lost a child in 1973. But God Is Good All The Time. Last week through the prayer of a healing saint my heel (damaged in a spinning class at the health club when my bike locked up) was healed instantly. God Is Good All The Time. Praise Be to God The Father, God The Son and The Holy Spirit.

  135. Debbie Newsom July 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    The goodness of God means that I never have to be concerned about God’s motives towards me. Out of His goodness He chose me to be His child. Just as I would never do anything evil to my children, God would never do evil toward His children either. What a comforting, empowering feeling!

  136. Janet July 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    God’goodness means to me forgiveness, forgotten about forgiveness. AMEN

  137. Jennifer Hibdon July 29, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    We can rejoice because God is good. Thank you for reminding us of His goodness. The flower photos are lovely. Thanx for the giveaway!

  138. Diane Yanick July 29, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    God is my every minute of every day. His goodness is in ny walk as I serve Him. God’s goodness endures forever. God’s goodness walks around inside my mind what a relationship having God’s goodness that means everything to me.

  139. Sue Powell July 29, 2015 at 11:21 pm #

    I love that you are an ‘encourager’,as they seem to be a very rare breed in the Churches I’ve been a part of *(as a Believer for over 43 yrs now),and I find that so very sad..and that is why the knowledge that God Is Good,and God is sovereign is what I hold on to,as He alone never ‘changes’! Blessings and Shalom,Sista-Friend,Sue Powell
    Coram Deo xx

  140. Janice Noble July 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm #

    God is so good. I once had a teacher at church who told us that every time that we saw her. Things may not always be so, but she was praying. On a more personal note, my class at church is finishing your Ruth study. You have brought to our attention how God is good and how He works in and for everything!! Thank you for what you do for us!!

  141. Cam July 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    Gods goodness means He is always there, even when I fall.

  142. Sandra July 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    The Lord our God is good; His faithfulness endures forever. We have no goodness of our own; how wonderful it is that our heavenly Father credits us with the goodness of Jesus because we are His children whom He loves beyond measure! God is Love.
    Thank you, Luz, for always reminding us of His goodness & love.

  143. Bobbi Wineberg July 29, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

    God’s goodness means I’m forgiven and am redeemed. It means that because of that I can relate,sympathize and encourage others who have and or going through similar circumstances. So instead of judgement and shame we can rejoice in our forgiveness and comfort like we have been comforted. It means even embarrassing and sad things can be changed and used to His glory. I am so grateful God uses me as me and not a perfect legalistic plastic Christian.

  144. Nora Key July 29, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

    God is good all the time; all the time God is good! Thanks for sharing the lovely flower photos and for your words of encouragement and faith. I greatly enjoy your devotionals and books.

  145. Denise Ward July 29, 2015 at 11:39 pm #

    God’s Goodness is like everything else about Him ~ ~ it is perfect. It is not a learned behavior; it is the Essence of Who He is. And I’m thankful that you’ve used the childhood prayer in this message. Even though we believe them, we tend to rush through the words “God is great. God is good” without fully appreciating the magnitude of their meaning. He is GREAT (powerful, holy, without beginning or end, omniscient) and He is GOOD (merciful, gracious, tender-hearted, patient, forgiving)! I hope I never rush through that prayer again.

  146. Jean Higginbotham July 29, 2015 at 11:50 pm #

    Psalm 100 says, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” God says nothing can pluck us from His hand. We can be assured that we are totally secure as His children and that His goodness and mercy will follow us every day of our lives and we will live forever with Him.

  147. Gloria Chandler July 30, 2015 at 12:17 am #

    God is good to me in that I know he guides me every d a y and is there to give me strength to handle whatever happens.

  148. Mary Robinson July 30, 2015 at 12:22 am #

    Like you remembering this little prayer, I think of singing “Jesus Loves Me” and I still get cold chills when I sing it and think of the words even now. He is Good and He loves ME!

  149. Susan G. July 30, 2015 at 12:47 am #

    God being good – all the time – means never having to worry about Him being bad, negative, against us, or ever being wrong! We can trust Him whole-heartedly with our whole lives with no fears, as this world gets darker an darker.
    Loved this Liz! Can’t wait to read your book!

  150. Beverly July 30, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    Isn’t it so comforting to know, this Great God who is so GOOD, is merciful as well! I’m thankful for such a loving and caring God. I’m so not worthy of all He has blessed me with, but to know He loves me so much that He gave his life so I might live with him eternally? It just gives me the warm fuzzies!

    “God will open up the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, and you will not have the room to receive it!” Micah 3:10 (paraphrased)

  151. Janet July 30, 2015 at 12:57 am #

    God is good, in the little things and in the big things.
    He blessed me when we met once here in Las Vegas at a women’s retreat at my church. I have followed you ever since and love your books. You brighten my day and remind me to keep looking up, and looking at the good in myself and in other people. When God prompts me to do the out of the ordinary things, he reminds me that I may be down, but others have it worse, and I need to brighten someone’s day. Thanks for being my shining star in a dark world. Thanks again Liz.

  152. Rianna July 30, 2015 at 2:09 am #

    God is good because He is God, the great I AM. He cannot be any other way.

  153. Edie July 30, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    God keeps blessing me despite my failures. He finds ways to encourage me, lets me know I am not alone or abandoned. That goodness comforts me. I can count on Him to love me.

  154. Laurie July 30, 2015 at 4:19 am #

    God is good in all His ways, in all His creation (thanks, Lil, for the lovely floral pictures on display), in all His precious promises, in who He is. God, help us demonstrate your goodness to those who don’t yet know you.

  155. Lisa July 30, 2015 at 4:28 am #

    Because of God’s goodness, we can put our faith and trust in our Savior to meet our every need, big or small! His goodness endures forever!

  156. Kim July 30, 2015 at 4:52 am #

    Although I may not exactly love the circumstances of my life at this time, God is good, I want for nothing, he provides all that I need. Thank you, Lord!

  157. Katy July 30, 2015 at 5:22 am #

    It’s wonderful to know that God is good all the time. That allows me to trust Him, knowing that he’ll never do anything that’s not the best! Even if I don’t understand His ways, it’s enough to know He’s in control and that all things work together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

  158. Stephanie July 30, 2015 at 5:39 am #

    Thank you for the beautiful reminder. Our God is my hope. He sustains me daily, seeking His will. I love the memory verse shared “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge inHim.” What a powerful promise. Blessings to you and your ministry.

  159. Ann Thompson July 30, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    God is good. He shows His love to His children every day, all day. His plans don’t always coincide with our plans and desires but His way is always going to be best. His goodness shows in the way He loves us, how He answers our prayers. It amazes me to know that He loves me so much, even though I haven’t always done as I should towards and for Him; He loves me anyway. He is true and faithful and forgives me and gives me another chance every time. He has blessed me abundantly in may ways. He is my Father and I love him.

  160. Patty S. July 30, 2015 at 5:41 am #

    Since God is good I can find that goodness in any and every situation of my life, not just the situations I deem as good. Sometimes I may need to look hard at where God has placed me, but His goodness is there. It is a treasure when I can see through the mucky murky waters to find the diamond of God’s goodness hidden within.

  161. Belinda July 30, 2015 at 5:54 am #

    God’s goodness means that even though I may not see it now, I know it is there. No matter what I am going through, I know that He means it for my good, not harm. It gives me something to focus on rather that the situation that I am going through. It is the hope that holds me up T above the rising tide. It is the raft I cling to when the storm is threating to sweep me away. Thank you Lord for your goodness!

  162. Rosemary Lozier July 30, 2015 at 5:55 am #

    Thank you for sending your blog to me. What a blessing it was to me to have met you at the Bible Baptist College Conference in June. In a world with so much corruption and where so many people are just looking out for number one, it is truly refreshing and encouraging when our Lord reminds us we are not walking alone but that no matter what, He is always with us and that we have many Christian sisters standing with us, standing up for Jesus. I count it a blessing to pray for you and for all my sisters. Thank you for sharing your God given talents with so many. You are making a difference in this world. May the Lord continue to bless you!

  163. Tina Harman July 30, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    God’s goodness reminds me of His great love for us, grace and mercy. His goodness also reminds me of His faithfulness.

  164. sonja harpe July 30, 2015 at 6:10 am #

    really no one is good but God. Goodness will come as we walk in realationship with Him.

  165. Allison July 30, 2015 at 6:15 am #

    God is good all the time and all the time God is good. I love that expression that is sometimes shared at a church service, but it is also a reminder in a fallen world of the consistent goodness of a loving Heavenly Father.

  166. Cheryl July 30, 2015 at 6:19 am #

    God’s goodness is all around. We need to take time to look and watch expectantly!

  167. Debbie July 30, 2015 at 6:36 am #

    God is good all of the time. The times that I experience it the most are during the hard times when I am more open and attuned to Him.

  168. Carol Hettick July 30, 2015 at 6:50 am #

    To me, the Goodness of God means that He will never give up on me. So many times have I felt his love and presence even when I don’t deserve it.

  169. Anita Lindeman July 30, 2015 at 6:53 am #

    I like to think of the goodness of God like taking a bite of a sweet peach. You long for it, you anticipate it’s goodness, but until you take that first juicy, mouthwatering bite, you really have no idea of it’s goodness! God’s grace and God’s goodness is so much like that. Until you come face to face with it, you can’t even describe it fully. Love your posts and love how you bubble over when you share about our loving God.

  170. Joanie July 30, 2015 at 6:57 am #

    For me, the goodness of God is evident when I (sometimes reluctantly) give over control of my wants and worries to Him. And then He shows His faithfulness in ways I don’t expect.

  171. Carrie Minor July 30, 2015 at 7:09 am #

    God is so good. His goodness is what I strive others to see in me so that they too may know of His love. His goodness to me is what fuels me to try to do good to those around me

  172. Jan Gardner July 30, 2015 at 7:14 am #

    I love thinking of good deeds as God deeds, so much more than taking credit for thinking of them myself!! It’s nice to have God deeds pour out of me — feels great doesn’t it? It’s good to be His Princess.

  173. Sunshine July 30, 2015 at 7:15 am #

    God’s Goodness covers all the sin in me, His Goodness overwhelms me, envelops me. His Son needed to be Good, Pure, Perfect to be sacrificed, so my sins, so scarlet they are, can be turned white as snow. I rest in that Goodness. The enemy wants me to feel guilty, ashamed, a lost cause. But I can turn to God’s Goodness and accept forgiveness, love and know that I, not good on my own, am His Beloved. That is Good! That is Great! God is Good! God is Great!

  174. Carol July 30, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    God is good all of the time, thank you Jesus for guiding me each and every day.

  175. Deb July 30, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    What a sweet gift that God IS good all the time – it’s His character. I am so appreciative that despite my falls, He lovingly, picks me up, comforts me, and encourages me. It’s a joy to my heart knowing that everything that comes into my life is for my good and His glory. My initial reaction may be to one of disappointment, fear, anger, sorrow but…it’s in these times that I can lean into Him and I learn more of His heart for me – that He IS good! Thanks so much, Liz!

  176. Marilou Bordonaro July 30, 2015 at 7:22 am #

    I’ll never forget the nurse that came into the CCU as my father lay dying. She asked him if he wanted her to sing to him. He could only nod through all the tubes, but she responded with the voice of an angel as she sang, “How Great Thou Art.” I knew Jesus was in that hospital room that day, ushered in by that sweet, precious nurse. Along with her, she brought the peace that only flows from the goodness of our God.

  177. Marilyn Drumgool July 30, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    Liz thank you for your up lifting words each week.
    I have loved reading your works since a conference I attended via video where you taught on ” Bad girls of The Bible”
    I would love to read your latest book and have hopes of my name being drawn. God bless you for spreDing His Word !

  178. Esther Rudd July 30, 2015 at 7:28 am #

    Remembering that goodness is one of God’s attributes is key. It is in that knowledge that we can really accept that He is good ALL the time–even when we find ourselves in rotten circumstances. He IS good and He’s working ALL THINGS for MY good! Praise Him!!!

  179. Sandi July 30, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    God is good. All the time. Sometimes just saying those words aloud reminds me that no matter what is going on in my little world, the Creator of that world is constant and nothing will happen to me today that He can’t handle. Thanks Liz, for your constant encouragement.

  180. Deb V July 30, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    God is so good. Even when times are difficult I feel his presence in my life. Last night while I was out walking, the sky was so beautiful as the sun was setting. God shows his goodness especially through his creation that we get to experience every day.

  181. Tracey July 30, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    Thank you for reminding us all of God’s goodness. He is good because He is Goodness. He loves because He is Love! What an amazing and awesome God we serve!!!

  182. Sharon July 30, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    God’s goodness truly amazes me sometimes. It’s constant and never changing. Even when we sometimes wander down rabbit trails He is always there when we return.

  183. Carrie July 30, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    Thanks for sharing God’s goodness with everyone! I can’t wait to read your new book 🙂

  184. Wendy K July 30, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    All good things come from God…He is good-always. My prayer each morning is that His goodness will shine through me to the people around me, that they will know His goodness, too.

  185. Valerie Lyons July 30, 2015 at 7:32 am #

    God’s goodness give me hope in this world of tribulation. His goodness shows in His creation as I look out on a sparkling, sunny morning, listening to the birds sing for joy. I know that He works all things for good for those who trust in Him. And I am safe forever in His love.

  186. Christine Cromley July 30, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Thank you for this. I look forward to reading the book when I am able to buy it.

  187. Joan July 30, 2015 at 7:57 am #

    What a joy it is to do something good for someone and to give God the glory. It’s a win, win! Thank you Liz and DaySpring for an opportunity to win your new book.

  188. Janette July 30, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    May God always work through us to show His goodness to others. It is only through Him that our kind nature can be manifested to others.?

  189. Debbie July 30, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    God, goodness, grace….what beautiful and hopeful words you share! God is truly the only unchanging and unending piece of our lives. He holds us with His right hand and never lets go.

  190. Vicky Hysell July 30, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    God is Good! Recently, I have been going through a really stressful time related to my employment. Daily I went into work wondering if this would be my last day on the job. A devotion I heard earlier this week said, “(thankfulness) will also cushion the impact of trials when they come against you”.

  191. Julia July 30, 2015 at 8:13 am #

    We often greet each other with “God is good all the time” and respond “All the time God is good”. What a wonderful reminder to us each day of the love and care God has for us no matter what is going on in our lives.

  192. Lynne July 30, 2015 at 8:15 am #

    Wow! Such wonderful thoughts to start my day. Thanks Liz!

    God is excellent!

  193. Brandi Luiz July 30, 2015 at 8:16 am #

    Goodness of God…..
    He never ceases to provide “aha” moments in times of confusion and frustration. He provides beauty when things look bleak, He provides Grace when frustration flares, He provides peace when pain lurks. He provides comfort when loneliness hits, He provides shelter when the storm rages on.
    Those are some of the ways I see His goodness.

  194. Charlotte July 30, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    God is always good! How lucky we are to have a Father that loves us so much.

  195. Jessica July 30, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    God’s goodness is light shining all around us!!!

  196. Janice Reist July 30, 2015 at 8:28 am #

    The goodness of God……I see it every day, all around! No matter what this world is coming to His GOODNESS remains. God ONLY is good but His goodness can and does flow through us and is rained on others. God is good, ALL the time!
    Janice Reist

  197. Melanie July 30, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    Thank you for sharing God’s goodness. Can’t wait to read your new book! (Hope I win!!) 😉

  198. Pat Hill July 30, 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Liz – Yes, God is good – ALL THE TIME!!!

    It would be such a blessing to get a chance at winning your book and the dishes. How it can be used to share with others when they see it.

    God Bless and have a beautiful day!!

  199. Kathy July 30, 2015 at 8:35 am #

    God is so good! I am blessed by Liz and her devotions and by the comments of other precious in His sight!

  200. Teresa July 30, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    “God is good all the time” means I can relax. Even when I fall short He is there to forgive me and pick me up! He fills me with His peace!

  201. MichelleH July 30, 2015 at 8:44 am #

    Thank you for this beautiful post! God’s goodness to me means God is good, even when life on Earth is not. His beauty still surrounds us when humans create ugly. Today would have been my brother’s 40th bday, but he is not here to tease about being ‘old’. God’s goodness has helped me with the painful loss. God’s goodness reminds me my brother is with Him, waiting for me. God is still good, for always and in all ways. His goodness always shines, even in dark times. A beacon of hope indeed!

  202. Sarah July 30, 2015 at 8:48 am #

    The goodness of God means to me…receiving a $50 bill from a couple a church just in time to pay my light bill, a surprise card in the mail (real mail!) with words of encouragements for me from a far away friend going through her own difficult times, that just right sermon/hymn/devotion at that just right moment, having a stranger become a friend in a matter of minutes.

  203. Janean July 30, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    Hebrews 13:1-2 Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

    Kindness undoes me. We may never know how an action of ours, big or small, might impact a life for eternity. May we shine our lights for The Lord and be His hands and feet on Earth, even at the grocery store. God cares about the least of these and sees us both from the outside and the inside. God knows hearts.

  204. Claudia July 30, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    This TRUTH needs to become part of us, ingrained, …second nature…for when times are not good and trouble seems to overwhelm us we remember and KNOW our never-changing God always IS good!

  205. m.kimmel5@verizon.net July 30, 2015 at 8:52 am #

    I thank God that His goodness is not dependent on me. I am more the richer when I do realize that His goodness is all around me.

  206. Cindy Jewell July 30, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    GOD IS GOOD. Such a simple, yet strong and ageless truth.

  207. Melinda Ward July 30, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    I remember when I would do “good” for the applause and accolades of people (groan…) which lead to disappointment when my expectations weren’t fulfilled. Over the years God has worked (hard!) in me and it is an absolute JOY to serve Him by serving others. In fact, my ‘tag line’ on my catering business cards is ‘Serving Him by Serving You.” Now, I actually get embarrassed when given praise, and just give the praise where it is due!!!

  208. Cheryl July 30, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    God demonstrates His goodness thru His faithfulness to us. He never leaves us to face anything alone. When my daughter was killed in a car accident, I was totally overwhelmed with grief. I couldn’t eat, sleep, or pray, but God never left me. He brought me through that season and continues to work in my life. He is so good to me! Praise His holy name!!!

  209. Patty July 30, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    Thank you, Liz! I needed to be reminded of this today. It helps to focus my eyes and my heart on Him. For all that he has done for me and my family, for his constant love and care, I am thankful! And just like you said, our Lord is definitely goodness itself! God bless! I’m very excited to start getting your weekly emails!

  210. Danna Perello July 30, 2015 at 9:09 am #

    I recited the “God is Great” prayer as a child also. When teaching it to my granddaughter one day, the profound truth was magnified within me “God is great, God is good”, truly He is! So much more than a simple verse to recite. Also, I was impressed with the realization that I was passing that truth down to the next generation, and I trust that my granddaughter will in turn pass it on to the generation after her.

  211. Connie July 30, 2015 at 9:11 am #

    Thanks for this message this morning. We are going through a dark time in our lives as our daughter is seeking meaning in an unsaved young man. It feels sometimes as though God is not listening, but I am reminded that even in the seemingly mundane interactions with her, He is working.

    He has a plan for her and He will be faithful to complete them. God is truly good all the time.

  212. Kathy July 30, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    God is good! He holds us upp even when we don’t feel it. He always directs our paths. I am amazed when things are bleak and God has already started changing our attitude or our plans. I thank God for being so good all the time. Especially this week as we put my mother-in-law in a nursing home. Sad day, but we have done what we could. We don’t hold the power to change it. But after three and a half years… God has blessed us with special times.

  213. Debi Detroyer July 30, 2015 at 9:14 am #

    God is good all the time, ALL the time God is good! I fail my Lord, yet he is there all the time to lift me up. “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” None of us are righteous, but through Christ and because of his love and goodness, we are redeemed.
    Thank you Liz, I needed this. Blessings my friend, Debi

  214. Karen Hadley July 30, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    I love that God is good. I take daily comfort in knowing He is my safety.

  215. Adrienne Ingram July 30, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    Whenever I see all of the amazing gifts that God has bestowed upon me all I can see is the “Goodness” of God.
    Jesus has truly given me ” Beauty for Ashes” God is Awesome and his redemptive power has just overtaken me with so much joy. My heart swells with gratitude when I think of the Goodness of God. I was in the grips of Satan, bound with a heroin addiction, destined for death but ” God”. When my child looks up at me and tells me ” I love you…mommy” I’m overwhelmed with God’s goodness:)

  216. C Power July 30, 2015 at 9:22 am #

    Thank you Lord that you are my rock and salvation when the variables blow around me like wild winds, you uphold me with your mighty arm.

  217. Kathy Plant July 30, 2015 at 9:23 am #

    God’s goodness is all around us and within us. Even when we are blinded to it. Satan loves to keep us from seeing it. Lord give us eyes to see your goodness to us.

  218. Charlotte Shaw July 30, 2015 at 9:28 am #

    It is out of the goodness of God that He would send His only Son to die on the Cross in order to rescue us from death to life everlasting.

  219. Debbie Mitchell July 30, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    God is good even when the unthinkable happens. We have a little 5 year old at church who, when she was 4, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. The treatments made it got into remission for three months, but it has since reappeared. It is so very hard to see her go through this, but we know that God loves her more than anyone on earth and we have to remember that, no matter the outcome.

  220. Nora Abel July 30, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    When we are doing good deeds we are taking our eyes off of ourselves and we are being the hands and feet of Jesus.

  221. Marilyn July 30, 2015 at 9:44 am #

    God is good and I am sustained by this thought each time I see an act of kindness or a thoughtful deed, but even more so when I hear someone say “I don’t see the sense of praying”. I know that person is still loved by our generous God.

  222. Cheryl July 30, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    God fills my soul with reassurance of His prescence. He knows the perfect time to create events in my life that force me to examine my heart and see what’s really hiding there. He fills that hole in my heart that always says “I need attention, I need love, I need acknowledgement. He is always there in the dark times as well as the good times, offering me a hand to hold on to. I am His child and he always knows exactly what I need. He loves me!

  223. Carol Adkison July 30, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    The goodness of God….so many things come to mind. I think of how he protects my children and grandchildren daily; He provided my husband and children jobs to put food on the table. He takes care of us in the good times, and he comforts us in the storms, even the little daily thunderstorms. I know that no matter if I stray away for awhile, and come back, head bowed in shame, that He is there to lift up my chin, forgive me and welcome me back into his arms. It gives me great comfort to know that in this increasingly crazy world, God Is In Control.

  224. Linda H July 30, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    God’s goodness is His everlasting love and grace to me. It is my example
    of the how I must treat others. So thankful I can look to His goodness when the world fights against it♥

  225. Jeri Fyock July 30, 2015 at 9:58 am #

    Your words always inspire me! I was able to see you at Women if Faith the last time y’all came to Des Moines & enjoyed it so much. I think we get so busy & focused in what we are doing that we don’t take the time to be in the moment and notice others– what a wonderful blessing that young man was to all of those around him. He had the light of the Holy Spirit in him. Love this story!!!

  226. Melissa McCormack July 30, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    Even when it seems like my world is crashing in around me, the knowledge that God is good is a beacon of light, strengthening me. While I may not be able to see the “good” in the current situation, I know that God’s goodness will eventually shine through.

  227. Kristi A. July 30, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    This was such a lovely reminder today! Yesterday was rough, so it was nice to start today with a great reminder of God’s goodness!

  228. Joyce Thomas July 30, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    Your words of wisdom brought to mind a wonderful chorus, “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days, all the days of my life;….what a promise!

  229. Thelma Bliss July 30, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    God is always good, He loves and sustains me always ?

  230. Frances July 30, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    God is good all the time. What an amazing statement. I just had to repeat them to the man in my life, a long distance relationship, who is going through a not so smooth time. So Liz, your reminder of this is so timely because as you said about the world getting darker, God’s light and love are ever more needed…
    The goodness of God means everything to me!
    Congratulations on your new book…

  231. Robin July 30, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    God is good even when my arthritis makes me hurt. God is good even when my husband chooses someone else. God is good even when my daughter suffers from mental illness. GIGEW my grandson is born with disabilities. GIGEW our income is cut. GIGEW I don’t have the energy to clean my house. GIGEW……..

  232. Lesley Boyer July 30, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    “When we do good deeds, they’re really God deeds.” What a lovely truth. Thank you!

  233. Mary Lou July 30, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    Thank you for the reminder. It’s so easy to get caught up in our little day-to-day problems and forget how good and gracious our Lord is.

  234. Chris July 30, 2015 at 10:59 am #

    God is good, because God is Love, and Love conquers all. No matter how we feel, what is going on around us that may be depressing, we are loved all the time! I need to focus on this daily, and some days minute by minute! I’m enjoying learning about another woman of the bible, our Queen! thank you Liz I love how you share God’s word!

  235. Judy White July 30, 2015 at 11:00 am #

    God is good all the time! All the time God is good. He can never be anything but good. His love is perfect, His grace and mercy are perfect, He is always faithful, keeping His promises. He gives me exactly what I need, when I need it, to help me be more like His Son Jesus. To help me be good. He gives me far more than I ever deserve, including forgiveness for my sins and eternal life with Him.

  236. Dianna July 30, 2015 at 11:09 am #

    God is good. All the time. A family member is going through some tough times and that means I’m traveling those times, too. And God is good and He’s seeing us through. How many chances I’ve gotten to say those 3 words lately. What a daily reminder it is just to hear those words and for someone to agree. (Oh, and this morning the lily I planted last September had it’s first blossom of the year. Even more special ’cause it’s a reminder of a special friend who passed away last August. The lily came from his yard.) God is good.

  237. Brittany Tolleson July 30, 2015 at 11:21 am #

    GOoDness. God is in goodness because He is goodness! In this life, there are so many trials, troubles, disappointments, and discouragements. However, I have found that God uses those “downs” to shine His goodness, His hope, His love, His salvation, His peace, and His promises. He is faithful. No matter how dreary things may get, He is still God. He still remains. He is still near. And, He is forever GOoD!

  238. Kim Villasenor July 30, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    Grace – the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. This is my belief and salvation!

  239. Nette July 30, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    God’s goodness to me means that He loves me and is standing by me through everything, even when I am struggling with myself and fighting against trusting in Him.

  240. Anne Clements July 30, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    God’s goodness means He gave it ALL for me!

  241. Jean July 30, 2015 at 12:14 pm #

    There is nothing so good as God’s love for us. Zechariah 3:17 says it best.” The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy, he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.” God is such a loving Father. He holds my heart.

  242. kathyhertzler@gmail.com July 30, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    God’s goodness is around me always, not only in the things I see daily, but in his provision for my smallest of needs. No matter how small or how large I can trust in him to provide everything.

  243. Carolyn Barnette July 30, 2015 at 12:18 pm #

    My Dad passed away 12-23-14 about 7 1/2 years after my Mom. They were my neighbor. So we put their house up for sale in early February. I’ve been praying for God to send us a buyer. No offers until Thursday, July 23rd. My brother and I counter offered and they countered. A couple more times and we accept on Saturday evening, July 25th, our parent’s wedding anniversary. My daughter said it was our parent’s confirmation that all is OK. God IS good all the time. All the time God IS good. Now just praying inspection and closing go smooth. OH wait, God IS good, ALL THE TIME. ?

  244. Tracy July 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

    God’s goodness is demonstrated to me through my salvation and the lovely life he has given to me in spite of my undeservedness! Every good and perfect gift comes from Him.

  245. Debbie Hurd July 30, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    GOD is so good all the time and all the time GOD is good. We serve an awesome GOD.

  246. Bonnie Rinehart July 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm #

    What does God’s goodness mean to me? Grace. Power, Forgiveness. Love, Everything. There is nothing He can’t do. No thing. God is everything to me!

  247. Eileen Overkamp July 30, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    At Thanksgiving 2014, my husband, age 62 was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s Disease. We were devastated! We had just begun to attend Gun Lake Community Church in Wayland/Bradley, MI. I was craving a Women’s Bible Study and found yours! We did “The Girl’s Still Got It”. Your Bible Study (especially the video’s) and the faithful women in the group made me laugh, until I cried! We then went to see you at Gull Lake in early June, shortly after I had shoulder replacement surgery. I wasn’t going to miss you AND YOUR MESSAGE just because of a little major surgery. GOD is GOOD! He sent the ladies and you (although you didn’t know it) into my life at just the right time. Life is good, just one day at a time!

  248. Patricia July 30, 2015 at 1:51 pm #

    I love the story about the young man on the plane! Don’t you just get a blessing out of people who do good things through the prompting of the Holy Spirit and don’t want recognition for it?
    I enjoy all your devotional Thank you for them?

  249. Margaret July 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm #

    i have just lived through the worst year of my life. If it wasn’t for God’s goodness I believe my world would have fallen apart. I injured my left arm and could barely move it, my precious 16 year old fur babies passed away six weeks of each other, I went through a total hysterectomy because of possible cancer cells ( praise God it wasn’t cancer!) and the list goes on and on. But one single verse brought me through it all. Joshua 1:9 was that verse. I knew that promise that God would be with me would bring me through and it did! Thank you God. I am now healthier, happy and just been appointed as leader of my church’s Ladies Ministry.. To God be the glory!

  250. Donna Franzen July 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm #

    Throughout our lives, God teaches us that we have two choices. We can take the road of pity for ourselves or the one that says things could be worse. For a period of time I chose pity as my companion. It was a sad lonely way to travel through life. But as I began to listen to God’s voice telling me that His plans were good for me and He had my best interest in mind, I knew that there were reasons for the bad stuff. And as the years have gone by, He really has shown me that the bad turned into good, and life would not have carried on the way it has, had the bad not happened. He really has turned the bad into good. God really is good all the time, even when we think He is against us. I’m happy to say that God is such a wonderful God…all the time!

  251. Marbara Stivers July 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    That was my dad’s favorite saying…”God is good…all the time”. He passed away almost 8 years ago but I can still hear him saying it! His testimony till the very end 🙂

  252. Marsha Numerich July 30, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    God is good all the Time

    He is our provider and our healer, He is our beacon in the storm, He loves us unconditionally no matter our temperament, He brought us the Holy Spirit to guide our step, and He is the same Yesterday, Today, and Forever.
    As 1 Corinthians 13:13 states Faith, Hope, and Love and the greatest of these is Love. In our baby steps of faith God is our hope as we walk through the challenges of life, after we have met a few we begin to trust in Him more and more and our faith develops, walking in faith through many seasons we begin to understand His love and we walk that out as we meet the storms of life, His love strengthens us when we are weak, His love once understood helps us to love those that may seem unlovable, His love is what we can walk in so we know that we know He will meet us at every step along the way.
    He will never leave us nor forsake us, God is very very good all the time.

  253. Angela July 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    As I get ready to lead the service on Sunday, I needed to be reminded of God’s goodness. As we look at God’s demand for justice and our role in this world of injustice, I need to remind people that God is a God of goodness. I especially like your reminder that whatever good I do, comes from the goodness of God, from God himself, not from me lest I should boast. Thank you for sharing your thoughts so faithfully and scripturely Liz.

  254. Melanie July 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    God is Good all the time….and All the Time God is Good!! He loves us even when we don’t deserve it and he gives us grace each and every day. I thank God for his goodness, mercy and love.

  255. Krista July 30, 2015 at 3:36 pm #

    Father God is so good! This was so encouraging Liz thank you! My husband and have seen Him work on our behalf and provide for us time and again these last few months while struggling financially and barely getting by. And He will continue to provide because He’s our Papa!!
    On another note He helped me kill a massive spider as big as my hand this morning! Thank you God it didn’t bite one of my children!! Very very thankful.

  256. Linda July 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    After losing our son unexpectedly on June 5th my husband and I are able to see the goodness of God throughout this heartbreaking experience. He is good all the time, he knows there are 4 very young children without a daddy. He will provide because he is faithful
    (2 Timothy2:13 ).

  257. Laura July 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    I like to say that same rote prayer to myself sometimes… Reminds me to remember how good God is! All the time! ?

  258. Wanda July 30, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    Yes Liz, God is Good All the Time. As a witness I have printed on my checks (God is Good All the Time). We have a new Pastor at our church and she is awesome! The dish would make a nice gift, I want to read the book and then donate it to our church library. God’s blessings coming your way, for sure.

  259. Nyla Kay July 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm #

    God is good – the complete opposite of bad. He is righteous, faithful, and never failing. God IS good.

  260. Mary July 30, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    God is so Good!! After waiting over 15 years to go on a Medical Mission(my husband was ill and died last August) This August I get to go to Haiti. Isaiah 40:31 is a verse I love and my sister sang it with me as my honey was dying. Waiting is hard but God is Good and now soon I will fly like the Eagle. Praise The Lord

  261. Vita July 30, 2015 at 7:59 pm #

    GOD is so good. He gives us what we need before we know that we need it. So lovely and sweet.

  262. a. July 30, 2015 at 8:10 pm #

    The goodness of God to me means that he is always there for me. He is not a liar , he will not fail me or any of my family members. He always gives me sighns that all things – my worries will be taken care of and that all my sins are covered in his goodness – Jesus’s blood. God’s goodness is the fact that he chose to sacrifice himself in between two ” criminals”. We are all criminals if we really think about it . We steal God’s TIME , money, AND ALL OTHER RESOURCES He Gives TO Us ALL To LOVE To show HIS Goodness TO all. The miracle ..he forgives us !! He walks with us through the deepest valleys he has all our tears he knows all the hairs on our heads we are all tattooed on his hands !!!! God’s goodness = he actually just loves us and wants to love us more to be able to show his love through us to save the lost souls so none should perish . That is God’s goodness to me. He will go that extra million miles to obtain salvation. He uses us. God bless you all !!

  263. Julie Ramsey July 30, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    I feel blessed when God uses me to show his goodness to others.

  264. Kay Gibson July 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm #

    Thanks for the memories and smile. I used to say that prayer for dinner. God is good?

  265. Cathy Hall July 30, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Liz Curtis Higgs is a memorable Spirit-filled Christian author & speaker. I am looking forward to reading “It’s Good To Be Queen”. It’s a crazy world where we need to be encouraged by God’s words & spirit.

  266. joyce July 30, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves that God is always good. Especially when things don’t work out the way we want and we get mad at God. This is a good thing to remember always.

  267. brown.bobkar.bob40@gmail.com July 30, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

    Living in a world where there is so much that is NOT good gives me so much more peace to know that the God who lives on me is the ultimate goodness! He will always lead me to good. Praise Him

  268. Debbie July 30, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Because God is good I can fully trust Him to guide my steps every day. Doing good deeds for others reflects the heart of God.

  269. Jenni Moon July 31, 2015 at 3:26 am #

    Because God is sovereign, we can trust in His goodness in the darkest of times. As He used the evil of Calvary as part of His good plan for those He died for, so He will use any evil that attends our lives for our ultimate good too. We can trust Him in this.

  270. Karen July 31, 2015 at 4:26 am #

    God is good all the time, all the time God is good! Thank you for such a great note of encouragement today.

  271. catherine mcloughlin July 31, 2015 at 5:23 am #

    For me the goodness of God means…..
    I am never out of His reach. His goodness and love envelope me like a favorite worn blanket. No matter how dark things seem He has nothing but love for me

  272. Agnes McElya Butler July 31, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    My husband was a local UMC pastor; He moved to heaven in 2009. God is good; all the time God is good was his favorite response to every life event! Your post was a gentle reminder of his ministry! When we can praise God in all life experiences, He can then grow us in His Grace! Thanks for this post, and may God continue to use you to grow us! Agnes

  273. Nancy Silvers July 31, 2015 at 7:13 am #

    Liz, When the rush of life and the news shows always seem so negative, it’s wonderful to stop and see our awesome God reflected through the kind acts of others. You were so kind and loving at She Speaks and I want you to know it meant the world to me. Even though there was a long line to get your books autographed you took time with each woman and I know I felt like you focused on me and not the long line 🙂 BTW I was the one with my sciatic pain healed at She Speaks!

  274. LuAnn Fischer July 31, 2015 at 7:47 am #

    Wow I would love BOTH of these! Thanks for the chance!

  275. Rosie Williams July 31, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    The GOODNESS of God! Oh yes, how often have I seen his goodness in my life over the years. My prayer is that each day, the goodness He has shown to me, will spill over to others in a tangible way. Sharing the goodness of God to a hurting world can bring light to a dark place.

  276. Carla July 31, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    To me, the goodness of God is felt in his presence. It is knowing that in spite of the trials/challenges I face, God is there and wants the best for me. God is good!

  277. Adrienne July 31, 2015 at 8:39 am #

    Where would we be without the goodness of the Lord? “He’s not a tame lion.” “No. But he is good.”

  278. Arlene July 31, 2015 at 9:15 am #

    Hello Liz, got pretty excited when I heard of your book on 95.1 & now I would like one of them books ‘it is good to be a queen’ went to your web site & just enjoyed reading the info on your meal prayer + the story about the guy@the airport.
    Your sound like an amazing person. God bless & hope to get to know more about you.

  279. Beverly July 31, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    The goodness of God is evident all around us- in the beauty of His creation, the smile of a stranger, a hug from a friend. But mostly, for me, His goodness is most evident when He takes my mistakes and redeems them for good, my discouragement and gives me hope through His Word. God is good all the time!

  280. Susan S. July 31, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    God’s goodness gives me hope! I know that whatever happens, He is faithful and good to me.

  281. Marie Mann July 31, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Having grown up without a (real) dad. I am so grateful to have a” Father” in our Lord. I am blessed to have a relationship with Him, and to know that He is only a thought away.

  282. Denise Heilman July 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    God’s goodness to his people are amazing and overwhelming!
    He never ceases to amaze me and for that I am very thankful!
    We can never Thank Him enough, for all He does!
    What a God we have!

  283. Stacey July 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm #

    Thank you for this encouragement and verses! I need to say this to myself every day. I struggle with great pain and illness. I get so weary.

  284. Joanne July 31, 2015 at 1:55 pm #

    All these encouraging comments further confirm God’s goodness in Everything in the lives of these women “of like precious faith!” Yes, faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God!

  285. Marlene Kaniatobe July 31, 2015 at 1:56 pm #

    God being good means hope to me. If He wasn’t such a loving good God, He would have given up on many along time ago. Any good that comes from me really comes through me from Him. He loves unconditionally, oh that more of we His children could love that way. We serve an awesome God.

  286. Carol July 31, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    God is good! This day my husband retires after 42 years with a single company. This has enabled our family to grow and prosper through the years, and will allow us to live out “our retirement years” graciously and gratefully. PTL

  287. Darci Ryke July 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    When we are given the opportunity to serve others people see the “good news” of the gospel in action. Whether this is taking someone a meal, a card of encouragement, hug, prayers, or even our time people are visibly seeing Jesus servants in action & the beauty of the “good news”

  288. Barbara Stout July 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    The Lord is good in the good times and in times of trial and storms. His goodness and faithful is a strong tower and refuge for me. There is a song the God on the mountain is the same God in the valleys. Praise You Almighty God!

  289. Kristen July 31, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    No matter how much I doubt him, question him, get angry with him, or run from him… he is still there when I come to my senses and turn back to him. He is SO good to me!

  290. Cecily R Bornemann July 31, 2015 at 6:13 pm #

    God is good! All the time. Thank you!

  291. Cindy Steltz July 31, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    God’s goodness is so overwhelming. No matter what our worries, fears, pain or sorrow God is walking right beside us. He continues to show us the way and hold our hand as we walk those difficult paths. When joy, happiness and peace fill our hearts, He is there as well. He rejoices with us.

  292. Liz Young July 31, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

    The goodness of God is in the unexpected delights of our day; the unseen and unknown protection that he gives us; the gift of answered prayer even if the answer is no or wait a while; the blessing of family and dear, dear friends; and the grace and mercy of His salvation.

  293. Linda N July 31, 2015 at 8:14 pm #

    God’s goodness is most evident to me when I stop looking at what I wish I had but don’t and focus on what I have that I don’t deserve. God has so blessed my life, which is not to say it has been easy or free of heart-break, but He has been holding out His hand to me through every up and down. In the movie “God’s Not Dead” one of the characters always says, “God is good all the time” and a 2nd character responds with, “All the time, God is good.” Love it!

  294. Pamela Hammond July 31, 2015 at 8:21 pm #

    Yes, GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME! As you said, this dark & weary world along with Satans lies have decieved many to believe otherwise. I was one of the deceived for far too long! But Praise God, he was long suffering, patient & more loving than anyone I have ever known; he gently, sweetly guides me to his truth daily & continues to remind me that I am his own special, unique choice to belong to him! Thank u for being one of his willing vessels to provide those reminders!

  295. Stephanie July 31, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    I sing the chorus of my favorite hymn often….. “morning by morning new mercies I see” YES God is good, he is better, he is best!!!!

  296. norm August 1, 2015 at 8:00 am #

    God is good all the time, whether I acknowledge it or not. And some days you just gotta shout it out, “God is so good”.

  297. Pamela Carter August 1, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    God is absolutely good all the time, even in the bad times. I have learned some of my greatest lessons in the midst of serious struggle, I have learned much about myself personally, about my need for God and where I need to grow in wisdom and humility. I have heard it said by a very wise and dear friend “don’t waste your suffering” and now I understand what it means, even our suffering has a value.

  298. Nancy Newcomb August 1, 2015 at 8:41 am #

    God’s goodness means that, even when I can’t understand why things are happening the way they are, I can trust in the One in whose providence all things occur.

  299. Mary L Wheeler August 1, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    So thankful for God’s goodness and His promises! Love His presence and being held under His wings!!! Oh, what a comfort!

  300. Angie N August 1, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    This was so timely! We live in such a dark world; it is a comfort to be able to see past that to God’s light!

  301. virginia August 1, 2015 at 12:03 pm #

    God is good Even when I don’t see it but I am a child of God he let me know though people’s love and that how he work’s in my life his love is a never ending love love you God thank you for being in my life

  302. Kathy August 1, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    God is indeed Good All the Time! Because I know this I am trusting Him to be with me this week thru some biopsy tests and let His Grace flow down upon me!

  303. lauraofharvestlane@gmail.com August 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm #

    This was beautiful Liz. Can’t wait to read about Sheba. You brought out amazing truth about Ruth.

    May God bless you today with strength, peace, hope, health, and smiles!

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

    P.S. Please don’t include me in the giveaway. I’ll be receiving a review copy soon.

  304. April August 1, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    A friend of mine was recently commenting on God’s goodness and the fact that we don’t often recognize it as such. This summer has been very rainy, and the rain had caused the cancellation of several of her plans, which prompted her to get frustrated. Last week, she decided to go berry picking and easily picked more than enough berries to bake several pies. She realized that the rain God had sent was what provided the plethora of perfectly ripe berries and thanked God for His goodness despite her initial lack of appreciation. Even when we don’t readily recognize it, God is good!

  305. Lyndie Blevins August 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm #

    I love the title and look forward to reading the book.

  306. Linda Weems August 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm #

    The goodness of man to me means that he is a reflection of God Because all the good we do was made in us when we were formed in our Mothers womb It’s all from God! Praise His name!

  307. Leesa August 1, 2015 at 9:52 pm #

    Nahum 1:7
    The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.

  308. Stacey Baldwin August 2, 2015 at 7:53 am #

    God is good all the time! It just simply gives me peace. God has blessed me in so many ways everyday.

  309. Monica August 2, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    God used me this week to perform a good deed that required my money, time, and courage! I was so blessed by obeying, but humbly reminded of that old saying, “but for the grace of God go I. ” I was thinking about God’s goodness to me for quite awhile that day.

  310. laura k August 2, 2015 at 8:47 am #

    God certainly is good–all the time. I am learning to see this goodness even in the hardships, which is a new way of thinking for me. I recently ‘discovered’ you, Liz, and am so very thankful for your wisdom! This book looks GREAT! Love & blessings…

  311. Cindy Jungers August 2, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    It means I get to start over every day. Even every hour when necessary. It means I can trust Him no matter what.

  312. Iris August 2, 2015 at 11:06 am #

    God is good all the time, even in dark hours. I was able to travel 6,000 miles to see my mom before she passed away in June. Although it was a very hard trip for me to make, I knew that God was with me all the way.

  313. Summer August 2, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    The definition of good flows from the very character of God!
    He can NEVER be evil. I LOVE that about Him.
    He is always FOR us, not AGAINST us.
    Praise be to God!

  314. Chris Stiltz August 2, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    I have been blessed to see Liz at a couple of events. She helps me see that I am so loved by God and I can and should lean on Him! Thanks Liz for helping me see this!

  315. Donna Whitworth August 2, 2015 at 11:53 am #

    Yes, He is good! I’ve seen him work in my life to bring more than I could have asked for or even imagined, especially during two rough patches. I’ve been facing another life-altering, tough decision-making time for the last several months that is still going on. If I had let the enemy have his way, I would be a nervous, fearful wreak, but God (don’t you just love that phase “but God”?), in His goodness has bathed me in His peace and comfort. I know beyond a doubt that He’ll come through this with me just as He’s done in the past. His goodness and mercy don’t change or fail! Praise be to the LORD!!

  316. Brenda Pemp August 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm #

    God’s goodness means to me that we get to witness His large and small miracles, His beauty in the world and love and kindness in others which nourishes our souls with the knowledge of His power. We also get to give Him the glory when we chose to display His goodness in our own words and deeds. He is so good that He sent His only son as our Savior, giving us the way to Him, which is so amazing!

  317. Angela O'Connor August 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    A few of us ladies are going to read your new book, It’s Good to be Queen and do a study on it. We are excited to begin!

  318. Denise Gantt August 2, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    For the past 5 years I’ve been taking care of my elderly parents and at one time they were both is different hospitals expected to die but I laid my hand on my dad and prayed to God to let me have a little more time with them. Well our great Father in heaven did just that. He gave me another year with them both until I was ready to let them go. I buried them both 5 months apart with much appreciation for the extra time God gave me. I thank Him for the answered prayer. Our God is good.

  319. Diane Senk August 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    God has truly been good to me. He has blessed me far beyond my understanding, and he’s also been there to help me cope with all of these blessings! Right now I am struggling to adjust to the place God seems to want me, and to be graceful and joyful while I answer his call.

  320. Stephanie Fischer August 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm #

    Reading these comments revealing the LOVE we have for our Father and showering praise and thanksgiving on our creator lifts the heart and spirit and in unison we sing…..and we are lifted high by a host of voices….praising…….

    Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, holy holy is He.
    Sing a new song to him who sits on Heavens mercy seat.

    Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, holy holy is He.
    Sing a new song, to him who sits on Heavens mercy seat.

    holy,holy,holy, is the lord god almighty.
    who was ,and is ,and is to come.
    With all creation i sing ,praise to the king of kings
    you are my everything and i will adore you.

    Clothed in rainbow of living color.
    Flashes of lighting and roles of thunder.
    JESUS your name is power ,
    breath and living water such a marvelous mystery.

    Read more: Hillsong – Holy,holy,holy Lyrics | MetroLyrics

  321. Vada Arant August 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

    As I studied my SS lesson from Rev 4; I was reminded again, how good God is and that no matter what I am faced with, He is in control if I trust Him completely. Goodness is one of the fruits of the Spirit, when we remove self and depend upon Him His goodness shines through us. Thanks!

  322. Martha Parrish August 2, 2015 at 9:48 pm #

    I have children from my Sunday school class on my mind and I think through them I see how God is good. Also, in our church, we have a saying in the Sunday school program: God is good all the time and all the time God is good! They are on my mind tonight because I love teaching them, they are eager to learn and they are so sweet and want to share little bits of their lives with me! God is good!

  323. Elise August 2, 2015 at 9:51 pm #

    Very moving story! I just love when simple kindness and care is so beautifully expressed…and in this case it was noticed and appreciated. Yay! Sometimes all we have to do is be a little more thoughtful, slow down enough to connect, and we can change the world. I’m inspired. Lord help me to be an instrument of your Love and Goodness!

  324. Diane August 2, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    God is definitely good. I’m a cancer survivor by His grace by 12 years!!!!

  325. Lisa Curtis August 2, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    Having a 30th birthday party for my oldest daughter. Theme: once a Queen alway a Queen. Would love to make this a part of my centerpiece on the table

  326. nancy August 2, 2015 at 11:44 pm #

    Thank you Liz for reminding me what I know is the truth but can be squashed down by the bad news of the world if I don’t remember trust God- all the time.

  327. JC August 3, 2015 at 2:34 am #

    Yes, Good is good and thanks or reminding me of that. In the times that we are living in,it is difficult to be greatful for what we have. Thanks again.

  328. Julie August 3, 2015 at 4:42 am #

    I know God is always with me. There are so many times I feel Him, I see Him, I hear Him, I experience Him in my life.
    I trust Him to take care of me. I put the future in His hands. He is good. He is love. He is the whole reason for my being.

  329. Carol August 3, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    God’s goodness is most evident in my life when I focus on others. I pray He allows me to see others as He does- in love.

  330. Kim August 3, 2015 at 7:01 am #

    Thank you Liz for such great books to read and to learn from. Thank you for showering me with blessing with your stories. They give me hope and a new purpose on life. I’m so glad that I met you at the Gull Lake Ladies day back in June 2015. May God keep blessing you and your family.

  331. Linda August 3, 2015 at 7:02 am #

    God is good and His sreadfast love holds me up. The goodness of God leads us, me, to repentence.

  332. Debbie Gengelbach August 3, 2015 at 7:03 am #

    God’s goodness and grace is what gives meaning to my life. Without it, my life would be so dark. Thank you Lord for your love!

  333. Becky August 3, 2015 at 7:54 am #

    God is good ALL the time and I am so thankful that He is. When I think about the times that I am NOT good, not kind, and just in a yucky mood, I am more grateful than ever that our Heavenly Father above NEVER has a moment of not being good. And how wonderful to know that our God, full of love, kindness and goodness loves a mess like me even when I am not good and can never be good enough to be loved by Him. Praise God! Yes, He is good!

  334. Kayleigh August 5, 2015 at 9:33 am #

    God’s goodness is something I have had to cling to a lot lately. I think we often use the word “good” to mean something like “okay-ish” or used as our automatic response to a passing “how are you?” However, when we are describing God’s goodness, it is the epitome of the purest form of Good. He is all good, all the time. He is the lack of darkness. I get choked up every time we sing “You Are Good” by Kari Jobe.
    “You are good, You are good
    You are good and Your mercy is forever”
    Such simple words that hit with such a powerful meaning. God’s goodness is everything. It is the light in my darkness. Through all things, happy and sad, God is good.

  335. Darci Ryke August 6, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    God is good all the time. All the time God is good. That phrase is spoken frequently by our Youth Pastor. Do we believe it? As I have gotten older I’ve learned to ponder this saying often. I AM guilty of not believing it during the tough times. Yet grateful looking back that HE is good to us even during those trials & tribulations. HE carries us through & helps us endure. AND I have learned to look for those little things during the hard times that make it bearable. The BIGGEST thing I think of…I did not HANG on the cross, JESUS did & WOW! look what he endured. I can surely pull up my big girl panties & endure the troubled times for the short time we are here on this EARTH.