This week we sold our house in Illinois and bought another one near Indianapolis. It was a pretty challenging prospect trying to sell a home in a small town, slow economy while trying to find something we really wanted in our new location in Indiana.
Nonetheless, God showed up as He so often does and provided for us in ways beyond what we deserved. Our new place has several features, too, that we at least hoped for and at most wanted for unique reasons. He provided them all.
No, we can’t say there was a miraculous healing or last – minute envelope of provision in our mailbox but God definitely came through in our successes this week.
However, in situations like this you often hear many well-intentioned people respond to your favor with, “Wow, God is good, isn’t He?” And yes, God is good, but He doesn’t suddenly become good because He blesses us. He’s good no matter what, whether He gives us that extra blessing or not.
Even if Jackie and I were today still looking for a home and our current house hadn’t sold, God’s character would not have changed. He would still be good.
His goodness is not dependent upon our circumstances. When He does bless us as we were blessed this week, He’s giving us an extra mount of His grace, mercy and favor. We don’t particularly deserve it but He provides anyway.
So, if you get blessed in a special way thank God for it but don’t suggest that His character has changed. He is still good . . . even when the desert or storm is winning.