God Is Good. Sometimes in our limited human understanding we can see that goodness. Sometimes goodness speaks to us and we recognize it. And sometimes we don't. But, whether we recognize it within the circumstances, God is always good.
When my mother in law passed away so soon after we told her goodbye, it was easy to see the hand of God calling her home. It was mercy and grace. We weren't glad that she was gone, but glad that she suffered no more, glad that she danced in eternity rather than lay helpless in a bed.
When I lost a baby through ectopic pregnancy, a baby that I had longed for and wanted and prayed for, it was hard to acknowledge God's goodness. It was harder to accept this as mercy and love and grace. It was hard. But, taking a long view, that baby got a fast track to eternity and never suffered or cried or needed anything. Within that painful circumstance I was able to grow closer to the mystery, grow closer to God. God is good.
In my limited understanding I don't always grasp the love that God extends within the circumstances of my life. Sometimes I am slow and stubborn. But, I have learned and I believe--God is good, all the time.