In Season 4/5 of Supernatural, things start to get very weird religion-wise. Dean is constantly questioning God's existence or if He cares. An outraged Dean tells Castiel: If there is a God, He is either dead, or doesn't give a (questionable wording :S, no they didn't curse on tv, but I would feel bad actually writing it out).
All this talk gets me thinking, because that's what I hear in my life. Why does God let people suffer, why does he do this to people, why does He just "stand by" and watch. As it was said in To Save A Life, I wonder if God is asking us the same question? Why do we stand by while people are sick? Why am I so lazy and unwilling to help my Mom as her surgery gets closer? Why do we not reach out to hurting people? Why don't we give more of our money in faith to cure malaria and stop world hunger. Why am I willing to pay $30 every month for an IPhone but would hardly think about sponsoring a child for that same amount?
Have we ever stopped and realized that our world has fully rejected Christ? We are embarressed about Him, we want Him taken out of schools, the pledge of allegiance, our currency. Have we ever thought that maybe all this bad in the world isn't because of God, or because He doesn't care, but because of US and our sin?
Maybe the reason everything goes wrong in our lives isn't because God wants it to, but because we have been so obstinate in our sin that God has given us over to our sins? He gave us free will for a reason. He didn't want puppets- He wanted real people. So when we didn't want Him, perhaps His love for us couldn't hold us and just keep the bad away. That would be interfering with our free will. God doesn't want your allegiance- He wants your heart. He wants something real, just like we all do. (**I'm not sure if this is correct. I'm not a pastor or a highly intelligent person. I'm just a girl who God has chosen to reveal Himself to. I'm not perfect, and I may not have everything straight**)
Whatever the case may be, "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chr 7:14)
GOD IS NOT DEAD. He is alive and well and speaking to those whom hearts are open. The power of God is foolishness to those that are perishing.
Sometimes I get upset at the inequality shown to Christians and then I realize, we're not supposed to be treated fairly. We never will be. Everyone else will complain about being treated unfairly and we will always get the short end of the stick, that's how it's gonna be until the end of this world. Jesus told us we would be persecuted. Things will never get better in this world, but our hope is in Christ and His second coming. However, we still do good because that is what pleases God.
Love to all!!