So often we believe that the measure of God’s goodness is found in a life free of trials and problems. This kind of thinking is simply not biblical. If so, we would have to conclude that the writers of the Old and New Testaments and even Jesus himself fell short of God’s goodness.
Truth is, we cannot measure the goodness of God with problem-free living as if to say that the one who has less problems is experiencing more of God’s goodness. This kind of thinking is pervasive in the minds of so many Christians.