This year, our church’s new congregational theme song is “You Are Always Good”. This song focuses on our minds on the truth that, no matter what we go through, God is always, only good! Enjoy the music video put together by the Hamilton Family and also check out the doctrinal notes underneath the video that help explain the Scriptural truths contained in the lyrics of the song. Enjoy the spiritually enriching words to this song! ~Pastor Aaron
by Chris Anderson
Because God delights in worship that is biblical, thoughtful and passionate—what we often call intentional—please consider the following overview of the biblical texts and doctrinal themes behind the hymn “You Are Always Good”:
Verse 1 recalls God’s sovereignty—His fingerprints upon our lives—even as it acknowledges the times when His plans are a mystery to us (Romans 8:28-29; Psalm 115:3). Even in the most trying of times, God is faithful to His oft-repeated promises that He will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5; Deuteronomy 31:6; Isaiah 43:1-2).
The refrain reminds us that God is always good and only good. Though the word may seem simple, Scripture uses it repeatedly as a testament to God’s benevolence (Psalm 34:8; 84:11; 100:5; John 10:11, 14). He acts for the glory of His name and the good of His children. We believe it, even when we can’t see it.
Verse 2 encourages us that God’s faithfulness to us in entirely in spite of us. When we examine ourselves, we see only sin and weakness. Thankfully, the Lord’s grip on us is stronger than our grip on Him. On our worst days, the Lord’s love for us is unchanged. He is ever with us, sheltering and sustaining us (Psalm 37:23-24; Deuteronomy 33:27a; John 10:27-29).
Verse 3 prompts Christians to look upward, not inward. There we see a God who is full of compassion (Psalm 103:8-14). We are justified in doubting ourselves, but our God is entirely trustworthy (2 Timothy 3:13; Lamentations 3:23). The crowning expression of God’s great goodness is the giving of His own Son to be our Savior and to secure our eternal fellowship with Himself (Romans 8:32; 1 Peter 3:18).
May the Lord use this song to remind us of His unfailing goodness, even on our darkest days. Grace!