Why does it seem that many people think God would not cause any suffering, or tragedies in this world? I’ve read, and heard many people say that He would never do that, because He is a God of love. That we are His children and He would never do anything like that to hurt us. If we are His children, and He does truely love us…I believe this is exactly what He has done to teach us. How can we forget that God controls all that happens in this world? It seems like people are trying to throw God out of this equation of destruction, for the main fact that they don’t want to admit how badly our world has fallen out of line with God. I don’t know if I’m correct in my thinking. I welcome any feedback as to how off I may be.
Many times when I think of God, I think of Him as my Father(parent), and I relate my relationship with Him, and learning with Him to my immediate family in many ways. When we are children and we disobey our parents…IF they love us, they will punish us so that we will know that behaviour is wrong and will not do it any more. If they didn’t love us, and want us to be better people, they wouldn’t.
Many people have said that God wouldn’t cause a tsunami, or Earthquake, or Hurricane to destroy cities, and people. I say why wouldn’t He?? Our world has drifted so far from God’s will, that I believe IF He loves us, He will continue (because He has no other choice) but to send his Judgement on us.
We have had warnings. we have bibles that tell us how we are to live. We’ve had apparitions telling us of what will come if we do not change our ways. Why do so many people in this world choose to ignore the tools God has given us to help us find our way?
I believe that these many changes/tragedies that are taking place in our world within the last year or so are from God. I don’t see it as Him condemning the people, but instead the sins…I sincerely think we need to look at this from a different perspective than so many feel comfortable with.
I’m not referring to anyone in particular…It is just a consensus that I feel when I hear others talk about these things.