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31 Bible Verses About God's Goodness

Inside we discuss: Goodness is one of God's attributes. Discover 31 Bible verses about God's goodness and join us for 31 days of Bible study. God is good all the time. He is gracious and compassionate. I invite you to taste and see that the Lord is good!

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!" Psalm 34:8


God is good!


The Bible tells us that God is good.


But........


What does that mean?


What is the goodness of God?


The Lord Is Good - Psalm 34:8 ESV


"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"


Join me for a glorious time uncovering what the Bible says about God's goodness. I have curated 30 Bible verses for you to read, write, meditate on, and study about God's goodness. You can use them in your prayer binder, on your war room wall, or tab them in your Prayer Bible.


There is an accompanying printable scripture writing journal which also contains Bible study information to give context to each verse, a short commentary to guide you through applying the S.O.A.P. Bible study method, and prompts to guide you through praying through each scripture using the A.C.T.S. method of prayer (coming soon - I am writing this study with our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook group during November/December 2024 - join us there!)


God's Goodness

Goodness is one of God's attributes.

God is good.

It's not merely His actions; it's His very essence. While the world shifts and wavers, He remains steadfast and unchanging.


The Biblical definition of "God's goodness" is multifaceted and deeply rooted throughout scripture, which portrays God’s nature, character, and actions as the ultimate standard of goodness. This goodness is a basic part of God's identity – it's not just about His actions.


"Recognizing God's goodness is foundational to an accurate understanding of God's character."

Here’s a summary of what the Bible says about God's goodness:


1. God is good - He is moral perfection

The Bible presents God as the embodiment of perfect morality. In Mark 10:18, Jesus says, "No one is good—except God alone," affirming that goodness is part of God’s essence and character.


2. God's creation is good

In the creation narrative of Genesis (Genesis 1), God repeatedly looks at what He has made and declares it "good," indicating that what comes from God is reflective of His goodness.


3. God is a good provider

God’s goodness is shown through His provision for us. This is what 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV says,

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."


If you have been reading our articles for a long time, you will know that I treasure the Hebrew names of God. You can read all about the Hebrew name of God as Provider ( Yahweh-Yireh-The Lord Will Provide)


4. God is good in His redemptive nature


The redemptive action of God through history, and specifically in sending Jesus Christ for the salvation of humanity, is seen as the ultimate expression of His goodness.


John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."


God is our redeemer. Not only does God redeem us from sin but He redeems our situations too. We see this in Romans 8:28 ESV.


5. God is good, His Steadfast Love and Faithfulness last forever

God’s goodness is also tied to His steadfast love (Hebrew: "hesed") and faithfulness, which indicates a commitment to His covenants and promises, as expressed in passages like

"For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."


God is good even in the midst of the storm

I wanted to write a short paragraph about how God is good even in the midst of the storm. As I write this, I can only imagine some of the scenarios that you might be going through as you read this post.


I have been through many storms and I have seen God bring peace in the midst of the churning storm raging around me, and He did bring good out of those storms. You can read some of my testimony in the book, 'Life Changing Stories: A Devotional Collection Revealing God's Faithfulness and Transforming Power', published by Butterfly Living.


I Don't mean to be flippant by saying, God is good all the time. But it's true, God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. It is His nature. He is pure goodness.


God is good is pure scriptural truth. There is never a time when God is not good. This scriptural truth is something you can cling to and believe in no matter what circumstances you are going through.


God's goodness bible verses

God's Goodness Bible Verses

As you study, pray, and reflect on these Bible verses about God's goodness, invite the Holy Spirit to guide your understanding and application to your life's circumstances. You'll discover your faith strengthening and your confidence growing as scripture renews your mind.


OK! Let's dive into 30 Bible verses about the goodness of God. I invite you to " taste and see that the Lord is good! "


💡Click on the underlined verse and you will be brought to Biblegateway.com, where you can read the verses in various Bible translations. The following verses are all from the ESV translation and NLT.


God is good even when life is hard

In the midst of life's hardest challenges, the enduring truth of God's goodness remains a beacon of hope and strength. In the following scriptures, you will find a harmonious declaration of God's unchanging goodness, especially when life's journey becomes challenging.


1. The Goodness of the lord in the land of the living - Psalm 27:13


"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord

in the land of the living!"


2. Taste And See That The Lord Is Good - Psalm 34:8 ESV

"Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!

Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!"

David the Psalmist is inviting you to discover that God is good, David is celebrating that God has rescued him from his fears and troubles.


3. Give thanks to God, for He is good -Psalm 107:1 ESV

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!"

The call to gratitude in Psalm 107:1 encourages us to remember God's unfailing love even in life's trials.


4. God is good and does good - Psalm 119:68 ESV

"You are good and do good; teach me your statutes."

Psalm 119:68 reaffirms that God is good and what He does is good, a comforting reminder of His sovereign and perfect nature.


5. The Lord Is Good To All - Psalm 145:9 ESV

"The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made."


God is good to all. God's goodness isn't limited to a specific group of people or circumstances. It extends to everyone and everything He has created.


6. God's kindness leads to repentance - Romans 2:4 NLT

"Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?"


God is kind and patient with us. His kindness leads us to repentance. God is full of grace!


7. God gives good gifts - James 1:17 ESV

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."


James 1:17 speaks of every good and perfect gift coming from above, assuring us that God's goodness is unchanging and continually at work in our lives.


Your Goodness is Running after Me Bible Verse

Have you sung the song," Goodness of God " by Jenn Johnson at church?

This is a beautiful song of worship full of scripture that often leads me into the secret place with God - right into His Presence.


When my heart is heavy with sadness, I sing this song, and the words, "His goodness is running after me, it's running after me", fill me with hope. You can read a breakdown of this song by The Bearan Test here.

These are some of the Bible verses referred to in the Goodness of God song.


8. God's goodness will follow you all the days of your life -


"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in

the house of the Lord forever."


The Hebrew word for 'follow' in Psalm 23:6, means 'to be behind, follow after, pursue, persecute or to run after'. God's goodness is running after you!

When you surrender your will to God, He will lead you. It may not always be a pleasant road to go down but God's goodness - His presence follows after you.



9. God's mercy and love are new every morning - Lamentations 3:22-23


"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end;

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."


God's goodness chases us down every day despite our sins!


10. God is our good potter - Isaiah 64:8


"But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all

the work of your hand."


God is our good Father and when we surrender our lives to Him, He moulds us into the people He has created us to be.


11. God is good - He leads the humble - Psalm 25:8-9


"Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way."


Bible Verses About The Goodness Of God


12. God is good - He protects us from accusing tongues! Psalm 31:19-20 NLT


"How great is the goodness you have stored up for those who fear You. You lavish it on those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from those who conspire against them. You shelter them in your presence, far from accusing tongues."


I have marked Psalm 31:19-20 in my Prayer Bible, written it on cards to memorize, and it's on my war room wall. I hate to have to admit that I need to pray these verses over my husband. There have been wrongful words spoken about him and have brought harm to my family.


The only way to combat warfare like this is through praying God's word over our loved ones!


13. God is your stronghold Nahum 1:7 ESV


"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in him."


14. God Is Good All The Time - 2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV


"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work."


15. God is so good - He can do abundantly more than you can imagine! Ephesians 3:20 ESV


"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us"


16. God delights in you - Zephaniah 3:17 ESV


" The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing."


17. God is good, He works all things for good - Romans 8:28 ESV


"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."


18. Sing praise to God, for He is good! Ezra 3:11 ESV


"And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord, “For He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord, because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid."


19. God has created good works for you to do - Ephesians 2:10 ESV


"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."


20. God is our shield - Psalms 84:11 ESV


"For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly."


The Hebrew name of God meaning 'Shield' is called, Magen. God is your protector and your shield. I wrote about the name of God, Magen here.


21. God's goodness flows through the Holy Spirit Galatians 5:22 ESV


"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness"


22. God is good! His love endures forever - 1 Chronicles 16:34 ESV

"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!"


23. God's ultimate act of goodness - John 3:16


"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."



God's Goodness When we pray


24. God is good when we seek His presence in prayer-


"Moses said, “Please show me your glory.”19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy."


25. God hears your cries - Deuteronomy 26:7-9 ESV

Then we cried to the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our affliction, our toil, and our oppression. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great deeds of terror, with signs and wonders. And he brought us into this place and gave us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey.


Another Hebrew name of God is, El Roi which means the God who sees me. Make sure to read about this awesome name of God here. You will be encouraged.


26. God has good plans for you - Jeremiah 29:11-12 ESV


"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me,

and I will hear you."


27. God is so good. He bends down to listen to you -Psalm 116:2 NLT

"Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!"


28. God hears the prayers of the righteous - Proverbs 15:29 ESV


"The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous."


29. God's goodness invites us into His throne room - Hebrews 4:16 ESV


"Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."


30. God's goodness gives us His perfect peace - Philippians 4:6-7 ESV


"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."


31. Always remember, God is for you - He is the ultimate Gift giver! Matthew 7:11 ESV


"If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!"


Prayer to thank God for His Goodness


Heavenly Father, I come before You with a heart full of gratitude for Your unending goodness. Your love envelops my life in every high and low. As the sun rises each day, it is a testament to Your faithful mercies, new every morning.


Thank You for the countless ways Your goodness manifests in my life. Thank you for Your promises in scripture, of how You work for the good of those who love You. In the tapestry of my life, let each thread reflect the beauty of Your grace. Help me to see Your hand in every circumstance, to recognize Your wisdom guiding my path, even when the road is rugged and the journey is challenging.


Thank you for Your ultimate act of goodness, the gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16 resonates in my heart, a promise of Your love so deep that You gave Your only Son for us.


In times when the journey is hard, and my vision is clouded by trials, help me to hold onto the truth of Your goodness. Give me the strength to trust in Your plan, even when I don’t understand it. Teach me to see Your goodness not only in blessings but also in the challenges that shape me into the person You have created me to be.


Help me, Lord, to reflect Your goodness in my words and actions. Let my life be a mirror of Your love, showing patience, kindness, and compassion to those around me. May my words bring healing, and my actions bring hope, as I seek to be a vessel of Your goodness in this world.


Thank You, Father, for the assurance that no matter what I face, Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life. I rest in the peace that comes from knowing You are always good, and Your plans for me are perfect.


In Jesus name, Amen.


Conclusion: God's Goodness


I hope you have enjoyed reading about what the Bible has to say about God's goodness. From the comforting words of Psalm 34:8, inviting us to "taste and see that the LORD is good," to the reassurance of Romans 8:28, where we are reminded that "in all things, God works for the good of those who love him," each verse reminds us that God is always up to something good for those who love Him.


It's like having a constant reminder that even when things seem confusing or tough, God has our back.


We are reminded too in James 1:17 that every good thing we have comes from God. It's like He's always showering us with gifts!

Reading these verses is more than just words on a page; it's like getting a big, warm hug from God, telling us He's here, He cares, and He's good all the time. It's a wonderful feeling to know that no matter what's happening around us, we can count on God's goodness.


So, let's keep these verses close to our hearts, to give us strength every day!


God's Goodness - Devotional Bible Study

1. You are invited to join me in our Restoring Beauty For Ashes Facebook Group. We are studying God's goodness in November and December 2023 as a group. I will share daily (Monday - Friday) Bible notes and we can discuss the scriptures together.


2. Download the list of God's Goodness scriptures and journal pages HERE.


3. Either on your own or in our group, study a verse a day, using the S.O.A.P. method and you will be encouraged. Write out the scripture in various translations of the Bible (click on the Bible verses in our list above and you will be brought to Biblegateway.com, where you can select various translations to read the verses in. Prayerfully ask God to speak to you through scripture and use the A.C.T.S method of prayer to pray through each verse.


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Related Resources:


  1. Read how to use the A.C.T.S. model of prayer HERE.

  2. Some of my personal testimony of how God has transformed my life is featured in a new devotional book available on Amazon. It's called, Life Changing Stories. It features the amazing stories of 34 women, of how God has transformed their situations. Grab your copy here.

  3. If you know that you need many printable Bible study and Prayer resources - I've got you covered with our awesome, ever-growing Devotional Bible study Bundle (includes licenses for church and small group use) Click here to read more.

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