Is God good?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what the difference is between WHO God is and WHAT God does?

I recently heard a man praising God and telling about His goodness because He spared his family from a tornado. Who am I to begrudge God Almighty for the praise due His name? The man being interviewed said something to the effect, “I told my family that the tornado would NOT hurt our house! It totally missed our house!!! Isn’t God good?!”

Of couse, we would be giving God glory and praising His name if He spared us from something so devastating! What I want to know is would that same man still praise His name and give Him glory if He didn’t!? Is God good just because He does “good” things — or at least things that we deem as good!? Is He still “good” even though the house across the street was smashed and all their belongings lost?

When you talk about God’s goodness, is it somehow linked to what He DOES for you?

I have to constantly evaluate my heart in this regard!

God is good ………….. Period!

His goodness doesn’t change like the shadows which depend on the sun shining! His goodness can be seen in the dark! I WHOLEHEARTEDLY believe that God is good — not just by what He does but by Who He is!