Is God Great When Things Aren’t Good

Is God Great When Things Aren’t Good?


Is God still great and good when…..

you or others are _____________, _______________, ________?

On Facebook, the phrase “God is good” is almost ____________ preceded by ___________ news.

Can I really believe that God is alive and _________ when things are not going ___________ for me?

If you have ever been frustrated with God’s _______________, you are not ________________.  2 Corinthians 12:7-10  

or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


When it appears God is no longer good, I will trust in His _______________, rely on His _______________ and fulfill His _________________.

  1. I will trust in His _________________.

When things are not good for you will you trust that      God’s grace is __________________ for you?

What good is a promise that you are unable to    _______________?

  1. I will rely on His _______________.

God’s power is at His disposal to do __________________      He desires ________________ He desires to do it.

God’s power is often best displayed during and   through our times of ________________.

God has not experienced a power _______________.              Ephesians 3:20-21    

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

  1. I will fulfill His ___________________.

Paul is not denying the ________________ of his life.

Paul takes _______________ in fulfilling the ______________       and ____________ of God.

As a follower of Jesus you know that your __________ is    not your own.

When God is not “good” will you….

Trust in His ______________?

Rely on His _______________?

Fulfill His _________________?