Finding God in the Good and Bad Things — Northstar Community

The classic television series Seinfield has a character named George Costanza who has a few things to say about believing in God and telling ourselves the truth. (You can find this segment on youtube by going to

Says George, “God would never let me be successful. He would kill me first. He will never let me be anything.”

Female listener incredulously responds, “I thought you didn’t believe in God!”

George, “I do for the bad things.” I think many of us DO believe in God only for the bad things. The second step invites us to reconsider our beliefs. Does a thorough study of the God of George’s understanding support his belief that God is only in the “bad things” (as defined by George)? Only George can say; but George owes it to himself to fact check himself.

What do you believe God for?