“Good and upright is the Lord; . . .” (Psalm 25:8, NKJV)
There is a popular saying in many churches that is a truism. That statement is, “God is good. all the time, and all the time, God is good.” If you go to almost any, predominantly African American Church in the United States, stand and say, “God is Good,” you will hear the response given back emphatically, “All the time!”
You know, this is more than just a good saying to rally the masses. The reality is that God “IS” good, and He is good “all the time.” The Psalmist here declares, “Good and upright is the Lord; . . .” It does not matter what we might be going through, God is still good. Regardless of what is happening in our lives at the present, “God is good.” In every situation, under any and every circumstance, “God is good.”
Not only is God good, the Psalmist declares, He is “upright.” The word upright here means “faithful.” God is good and He is faithful. Faithful means, consistent, or in other words, “all the time.” God fulfills His promises, “all the time.” His love is never ceasing, “all the time.” His compassion fails not, “all the time.” He is merciful, “all the time.”
1. Is that your testimony? Can you declare emphatically, “God is good, all the time?”
2. If you are in a storm or a mess, can you still declare, “God is Good?”
3. Do you know that God is faithful? He is consistent and He keeps His word.
4. Has God proven His goodness and faithfulness to you?
All of us can rest on that word. You can declare it in confidence. You can encourage yourself in your time of need. You can and should proclaim it from the mountain top, GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME!