Our understanding of goodness is always associated with acts towards us, however the goodness of God cannot be limited to visible acts. It is something that is part of Him regardless of His acts. His goodness does not begin from the moment we see what He does but rather, it stems further back to a point before we were.
It is difficult to measure infinite goodness with comprehensive goodness. For this reason there is nothing which exists or is imaginative which can be compared to Him – it is an incomparable attribute of a one of a kind Being. He saw that everything was good after creation not because of the things created but because the objects of creation came from Him. Every good and perfect thing comes from Him.
We see damaging results of our own disobedience and we accuse Him, tagging Him as unfair and labelling Him as wicked. The thing in question there is, did we ever inquire Him to begin with?
He says, “Seek My face – inquire for and require My presence as your vital need.”
The goodness of God is as light penetrating darkness. God is not good because He blessed or answered a prayer request. He is good because He is. The reason why anything will convince us otherwise is because we’ve limited His goodness to something experiential. Nevertheless our experience of His goodness neither changes nor validates Him.
And so He is good not because He healed, not because He delivered, not because of anything.
When we are sick God is good
When we are in good health God is good
When we are displaced God is good
When we are financially broke God is good
When we lose everything God is good
When we laugh God is good
When we cry God is good
When we are able God is good
When we are disabled God is good
When we are hurt God is good
When we have hope God is good
When we have no hope God is good
Irrespective of circumstances and emotions, God is good and His mercy endures forever.