When is it NOT okay to say “God is Good”?

People of faith often know the right thing but still end up saying the wrong thing. Commonly, bumper sticker phrases like “It must be God’s will,” “Everything will work out,” and “I’m sure it’s for the best” pepper our conversations with people struggling. I would like to think that we know better than to say this, but somehow fall into meaningless aphorisms when we under pressure to give a word of wisdom.

A good example of this is the bumper sticker phrase “God is Good, All the Time.” Rather than get into the question of whether God IS indeed always good (from our perspective), let’s consider if there are times when the phrase is not useful in conversation. Try the following Blog Post for this question:

The preacher shouted out, “GOD IS GOOD!” And the congregation responded, “ALL THE TIME!” At which point the choir picked up it’s cue:

God is good all the time
He put a song of praise in this heart of mine
God is good all the time
Through the darkest night, His light will shine
God is good, God is good all the time

But Christians have developed the bad habit of saying “God is good” in a way that suggests that sometimes God is not good. This is because, whether we like it or not, some elements of the prosperity gospel has seeped into the wider Christian subculture.

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2 thoughts on “When is it NOT okay to say “God is Good”?

  1. In my humble opinion, there are many Christian-eze expressions that need to be banned. After our son died, it was excruciating to hear “God is good…all the time” shouted at church. It was hard to hear that God must have had a “greater purpose” in Jason’s death. It was crushing to be told that we were being prayed for and that God loved us…and then to be left utterly alone by nearly everyone we knew. It’s so easy to slap a bumper sticker expression on a situation…more difficult to live out the reality when things don’t go as you think they should.


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