Chris Tomlin’s “Good, Good Father”
“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”
-Matthew 7:11, KJV
Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, “Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.”
-Job 1:9-11, KJV (quotation marks added)
Sometimes it is hard to hold onto the truth of the song.
But God remains a good Father regardless of our circumstances.
Satan would like nothing better for us to reject our good Father. Like in the story of Job (e.g. Job 1:9-11), Satan wants to push us to the place where we curse God when the world is not as it “should be.”
Early in my ordeal, I made the choice that I would not reject my God regardless what happened. It was one of my best choices. I am convinced it helped me literally survive the onslaught of “Hell.”
Sometimes all we can do is hold onto the belief in God’s goodness. It may feel like He is everything but good. However, this is where faith gets us through the dark night.
God is a good Father.
I am convinced I am experiencing great blessing in my life because I remained faithful to God during a trying time. That is not to say that God owed or owes me anything. He doesn’t. I owe Him everything. It is just an observation, assessment, and testimony to God not abandoning one of His beloved sons.