You’ve heard it before: an enthusiastic proclamation out of the mouth of (I can only assume) a Christian — “God is good!”
For a long time, this phrase made me mad. It seemed so cliché. Or lighthearted. When I heard it, I would think “Well, of course God is good, but the situation you’re talking about was one of human merit not of God’s doing.”
Or how about when you hear “God is good” out of the mouth of someone who seems to have had a fairly easy life. Steady family, plenty of money, lucky in love and life. Never lost a job. Praised for little things accomplished in life. Always had what was needed growing up. Never battled death, chronic disease, depression, or abuse.
And like a cynic you ask yourself, “What would that guy say if his life was rocked like so many lives have been? Would he still say that ‘God is good’?”