I got a message from someone advising me about my foolishness in believing there’s a God and asking me “if my God is real, why is there pain and suffering in the world?”. Instead of answering to one, which is a waste of time and effort, I will say only this in my reflection.
I can’t answer a question when someone feels and believes they have evolved in this world on their own and that their conception is a miracle of their parents and not of God!
And as to where is your God? I can only describe my God as LOVE. If each one of us asked ourselves, how much of this Love do we have for ourselves and to offer others around us, it would be a good way to stop more trouble and pain around us.
One can say their heart is full of love, yet when he or she walks cold, away from a person who is hurting or in need, really the love is a question!
Non-believers often are clever to ask ‘where is your God’ in issues and troubles of life. But it would be good if one ask himself first “where am I in this situation and issue?” It will be good to point a finger always at ourselves first before pointing it upwards to heaven or someone else.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient..”
Yes, we can’t cure every bad situation in humanity. But we can start in our home and society. Instead of pointing the hand on God, why not point the hand on ourselves and ask what can I do? ALL, or at least half, of humanity can be good if each one practiced this LOVE OF GOD with one another. There would be no place for war, hate, intolerance and persecution. Those who suffer in poor conditions would see a better future. When we stay in our comfort zone and ask others questions about what’s happening, truly it doesn’t make sense and it isn’t appropriate.
Today I pray and as someone has asked me ‘where is my God?’ I ask myself, have I got this GOD WHO IS AND MEANS LOVE in this beautiful world I am in. And, honestly, I am not anywhere to be found and that’s why perhaps many can’t find GOD!
John 13: 34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”