I have so many times heard and been convinced of God’s goodness. And yet, it seems that as soon as there is difficulty, that is the very character trait that gets called into question. The whisperings of the serpent’s original deceptions linger in our daily circumstance when we wonder, “does He really want what’s best for me?” and, “is He really good”?
I like that this song has two parts. The verses and courses, which you may be familiar with, recount His goodness. Despite circumstance, tragedy or perceived indifference, it is repeated again and again through scripture that His character is Good, and that he seeks to bestow everything good upon us.
The bridge that is added meets us in a very real place, in how this often plays out in our lives:Lord, we believeBut help our unbeliefLord, we believeBut help our hearts to sing
This is pulling from Mark 9, where a man asks if Jesus can do anything to help his son. “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!”
Yes, help us believe, and help us live as thought we are assured of His unyielding goodness.