To many people nowadays fail to grasp the concept of what a God; or God actually is. Our society and even the church has helped to reduce a God to anything that has power over you, we’ve reduced it to a common word that people use when they’ve done something they regret or because they’re surprised or because they don’t know what else to say. There was a day when no-one could use God’s name but the temple priests. He was Yahweh, the great I Am or lord God almighty. Now the same words we use to pray and praise are used to cuss and complain.
Because of the popularity of the idea that God is our friend we’ve lost focus on the fact that this ‘friend’ was is and forever will be the creator and up-keeper of the universe in which we live. That he knows all the troubles that has, are and ever will befall us and that he paid the ultimate price for them by dying on the cross for us. We forget that he is the same God that smote the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah and that he is the same God who threw the devil from heaven. Our god is frightening, his name scatters demons! Where has our original reverential fear gone?
Today people relegate God to something that isn’t a God. They forget what being a God means. Which is that there IS NO BOUNDS. He can do everything you could imagine in less time it takes for you to imagine it. He created one of the only things that we are truly bound by: time. He exists, don’t bind him into tenses. He doesn’t have a plan, this universe is the plan. There is nothing that you could do that isn’t already predicted, calculated and implemented.
I know that the idea of everything being unchangeable can be hard to cope with. But take comfort in the fact that there is nothing your heavenly father can’t do and that he will never do anything to hurt you. That isn’t to say that there is no way you will get hurt. The world is not one sided; there are people and things that work against the tranquility of our lives. They throw the things that hurt into your way. I believe God doesn’t remove them because he knows that all we have to do is trust him. For he can do anything and will come to our help if we call.
I do not claim to understand god, or know what he intends. After this post that would seem hypocritical. All I am doing here is sharing my thoughts/beliefs/opinions.