Have you ever wondered whether God is good—especially in seasons of trials, changes, uncertainty, waiting, or when experiencing feelings of defeat? If so, you’re not alone.
Mitchel, Dedra, and Kayla have been there.
Mitchel lived most of his life on a performance treadmill, thinking his talent could earn him affirmation. After losing his college scholarship, his life spiraled out of control. He got married, then divorced, and then wondered what his purpose was. A friend invited him to Life.Church 52 times—once a week for a year. Then, Mitchel reached his breaking point.
Dedra was living with her boyfriend and feeling like something was missing. She had experienced unspeakable abuse growing up, and that created a cold heart toward God. Still, Dedra was going to church and checking off all the right boxes—singing in the choir, attending regularly, and following all the rules. As she got older and started her career, church fell out of the picture.
Kayla watched her dad’s health deteriorate in a period of a few short weeks. One day, her dad mentioned that his biggest regret was not having Kayla baptized. Crazily enough, she had recently made the decision to be baptized without him knowing, hoping they would be able to celebrate this next step together. In fact, her dad was scheduled to be released from the ICU the weekend before her baptism. But instead, he passed away. Kayla showed up for church filled with raw, painful grief from burying her father the day before her baptism.
Many of us can relate. Maybe you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one. Maybe you’re in a financial bind you never planned for. Maybe your marriage is hanging on by a thread.
But here’s the good news: God is good, and He cares about every detail of your life. His goodness doesn’t change based on our circumstances. His goodness is just based on His character.
The Lᴏʀᴅ is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him … Nahum 1:7 NIV
So, back to Mitchel, Dedra, and Kayla.
Each of their stories has pain, changes, and rock-bottoms. But each of them said yes to God—saying yes to a Life.Church invite, saying yes to joining a LifeGroup, saying yes to baptism. And what happened after their “yes” was nothing short of miraculous. It’s like in Revelation 12:11, when Scripture tells us that the blood of Jesus plus our stories are how we overcome the enemy.
We won’t spoil their stories, but you can find them on the new episode of the You’ve Heard It Said podcast.
If you’re wondering whether God is good, these stories are for you. And remember this: You don’t have to stay stuck where you are. Season 4 of the podcast is all about how God changes our lives, what role we play, and how to keep going when we experience detours in life.
Remember: God is good all the time, and all the time, God is good.