Is God always good? This is a question asked by many people, believers and non-believers. How can God be all good when there are bad things that happen? What about the God that is wrathful in the Old Testament? This subject has stumped people for ages. One thing I do know about my God is that He is intentional. He works all things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). Whatever storm you are going through, small or large, the Lord is faithful and will see you through it. He will work for your good. Don’t be discouraged if you are upset or feel hurt. Job, one of the Lord’s most faithful servants, became upset and frustrated towards God after everything was taken away from Him. Yet the Lord forgave him, and ended up blessing him more than he was blessed before because he was faithful (Job 42:10)
So don’t give up! Don’t be discouraged! Our God is bigger than our problems. He is constantly at work, and loves you as His child (1 John 3:1). Hard times will define who you are. Will you turn away from God and blame Him? Or turn to Him and embrace His bigger plan?
Written by Garrett Hall, a Senior at OSU studying Physical Therapy.