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I have been blessed in that my image of God has never been impacted by the circumstances of my life. I have never seen God as anything other than loving, compassionate, wise, protective, and as my provider. I have never blamed God for any negative situations in my life and I never felt that He abandoned me. Yes, there have been times when I felt disconnected, but I knew that was on me. God didn’t move away from me. I moved away from Him.

Our image of God is often impacted by our relationship with our earthly parents, our circumstances in life, and/or any traumatic events that we may experience. When something bad happens, we question God. Why wasn’t God there? Is He really in control? Why would a loving God let such a thing happen? God gives us free will. It is up to us whether we use that free will for the good or bad. Some of us will give in to the lies of satan and will choose to walk in sin, doing evil to those around us. When people do evil things, God is still there. He is still there to help us pick up the pieces. He is still there to grieve with us. If we did not have free will, we would be puppets, living at the whim of the puppet master. God often uses evil to bring about blessings to the world. He loves us and walks through EVERY experience with us. He has not left us or abandoned us. He waits for us to call to Him in the chaos.

If you have survived through an act of evil, are living through oppression, or are dealing with a person that is hard to deal with, I urge you to call out to Him who wants to help you. Don’t try to deal with your circumstances on your own. God is there in the midst of the struggle and He is waiting for you to call on Him for help. Don’t wait! Allow Him to heal the scars of the past and the open wounds of the present so that they don’t carry over into the future. Don’t allow the people in your life or the circumstances in your life to impact how you see God. God is good. God is love. Always. And He will never change.

 

 

 

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