Almighty God, All the Time

Blessed be Your name
When the sun's shining down on me
When the world's "all as it should be"
Blessed be You name
And blessed be Your name
On the road marked with suffering
Though there's pain in the offering
Blessed be Your name
~ Newsboys

"God is good all the time and all the time, God is good" is a Christian saying that has become very popular these days. And, of course, it is a true saying; God is good and always will be good. But as I listen to the words of the song "Blessed Be Your Name", I wonder if we all understand that God is good even when circumstances aren't? And that God is still GOD even in the "bad" times?
I'm afraid that God gets caught in the carnal question "What have you done for me lately?". We need to understand that we worship Him for who He is and we praise Him for what He has done! But even when we can't see what He is doing, rest assured, He is doing something, something good! When we think God hasn't done anything for us lately and therefore we are having a hard time praising Him, we need to remember that we woke up this morning, we're able to think and discern, we have a heartbeat and a voice, we are alive!!! The very fact that we can say "What have you done for me lately?" is evidence that He has done something very miraculous for us; He has made us live another day! Many people who thought they would be alive this morning and had made plans for their day, didn't wake up! Today is a miracle!
And as far as worship, well... that's just a given! The mere fact that He is God is reason enough to worship Him! God commands worship and I don't mean just that He "commanded" us to worship Him. I mean He commands worship just by His being, much like a beautiful song "commands" our ear's attention or a beautiful painting "commands" our gaze. He is and therefore He must be worshiped!
Yes, God is good; But whether He is good or not (or whether we think He has been good to us or not) He is still God and worthy to be worshiped and praised!

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