Is God good all the time? Well, according to the Bible he is. His purposes have a kingdom focus for his will to be done on this Earth. And he says he works all things for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). And that he brings justice (Luke 18:8).
But what of human suffering, sickness, injustice and death? Abuse, mental illness, poverty, slander or suicide? How do we say he is good in all of this?
I have experienced, or been affected by, some of the above, either personally or by the effects of these problems on a loved one. The pain of having children suffer, of abuse, slander and injustice has rarely felt like God's goodness. I have felt peace at times, but not at all times. And I have questioned God many times about his “fairness,” his “justice,” in letting those who do not serve him, or who are disobedient, prosper while others were on their knees praying and trying to obey him in all things, living moral lives. This is when I have asked, “Is God good all the time?”