God is good.
"Truly, God is good." (Psalm 73:1)
"For everything created by God is good," (1 Timothy 4:4).
"And we know, that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).
What is good? Who is good?
God is good. All that God creates is good.
Good is a simple word with a profound meaning. When they labeled Jesus as a good teacher, he responded, "Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone" (Mark 10:18; Luke 18:19). Startling! The point?
We use the word good to describe dinner, the movies, a book, and the weather... and God. It is used so much that it means hardly anything at all.
God alone is good!
...and all that God created is good because all that He created glorifies His goodness!
Throughout the first chapter of Genesis, the storyteller describes God's creation as good... indeed, "very good" (Genesis 1:31). Yet, creation has been vandalized by the sinful schemes of man.
"See, this alone I found, that, God made man upright, but they have sought out many schemes," (Ecclesiastes 7:27). We sabotaged and vandalized God's goodness when we tore ourselves away from the only good. We don't even really know what is good anymore, save inklings and impulses along the way.
Jesus came and found us lost in our attempts to capture and reproduce good apart from God. He reconciled us to God, and thus to the source of all goodness. Now, all of our life -- the success, the failure, the frustration, the disappointment, the happiness this side of heaven -- will be made good. God will use what the enemy meant for evil to bring about that which is good!
To God, who alone is good, be the glory for the great and good things He alone has done!