[quote=PAPH]God does know our needs. He knows the temporal, as well as spiritual.
Of course God knows we have needs. But he hates them.
First, what are your temporal needs? Man needs, food, clothing, shelter, companionship (friends/family/etc). These are identified as “needs”. If you are discussing x-box, a vacation in Tahiti, or a newer car…then no, you are focussing on secularity and not God.
Why do you think I’m some spoiled brat who is living in a rich neighborhood with rich parents who didn’t get his XBOX for his birthday and is whining???
The reality is: I’m out of work 4 years, live with my mom in a HIGH CRIME ZONEafraid for my life each and ever day, and I worry my mom will die from a criminal shooting her. When she dies, I’m out on the street and since I can’t find work, the rats will eat me alive!!! I can’t afford to move anywhere because that requires MONEY!!
God asks us to live the life we have to the fullest, and to love God with all of our hearts.
I love God he don’t love me back.
I came to realize that my temporal needs made me real happy then. The wants…were wants.
I don’t care if my temporal needs make me happy, that’s irrelevant. I really don’t care about “happiness” because I know I’ll never get that. I just need to have my needs taken care of.
People keep saying to trust God to take care of me, but he doesn’t want to do it, so how can I trust God? Reminds me of trying to depend on my cousin who is basically a leech and won’t help anyone. God is taking away, and is leeching.
Also, realize that God is not there to hand us everything.
Well, when I can’t do something, God has to be there to do it for me. REMEMBER IF I CANNOT DO SOMETHING I CANNOT DO SOMETHING!
I can’t get a job by myself. OK, so get me one.
I can’t find a better place for us to live. OK, so get us one.
This is not rocket science! Why doesn’t God understand???
We have a part to play also. Work with God, pray to God.
Then why doesn’t he tell me what I’m supposed to do?? I CANNOT READ HIS MIND!!
you may be praying for the wrong thing.
So an honest job is evil. A safer place to live is evil. So that means I should either commit suicide since God has given up on me, or go into crime too? I don’t want to do either (I have a code of ethics!), but when God refuses to help, and I gotta survive until the afterlife somehow (which the afterlife is the only thing God cares about) what am I supposed to do?
Why does God hate me?