How is it that God “cares” about my dental appointment going well, or whether or not it rains on your wedding day but NOT care so much about a 22-foot wall of water approaching the coast of Japan at a hundred miles per hour?
let me get this straight… he “cares” enough to delay me from getting on the freeway because of a 20-car pileup that occurs, but DOESN’T care about trainload after trainload of Jews locked in box cars on their way to the ovens? Haven’t you ever wondered how God can “care” about your frustrated social drama with a co-worker and yet at the same time (during that same hour) not be all that concerned about a man suiting up in full combat gear with extra ammo outside of a local movie theater in Colorado? God “cares” whether or not your high school kid graduates, but NOT enough to stop a man from getting on a fully loaded grade school bus with a bomb strapped to his chest?
I think Kenneth Dahl’s blog “God is not in control, WE are, and by design” is thought-provoking and balanced for the most part. It is perhaps more reasonable to see God as us instead of a separate entity watching us from a distance. So, since we are all Co-creators, so to speak, we are in control of our world. I learnt that our thoughts and emotions can have an impact on the environment. So, I think there is a link between people’s consciousness and weather phenomena such as hurricanes and droughts. The Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto’s research, for example, shows that our thought energy and emotional energy can influence the water structure, which in turn can affect people’s health, and the atmosphere at large. (In addition, new age and metaphysics subscribe to the universal law of attraction – we can attract what we think about or believe in, so when we think about our protection, that no evil shall befall us and with long life God or our highest self satisfies us, we increase the likelihood of us experiencing this reality created in our thought life.)
On the other hand, sometimes things appear not within our control as they may not always turn out the way we wanted. So I also think in a sense there is a place for rest, which comes by trusting that the universe (or we can call God) is on our side and works all things together for our good. All in all, perhaps this is a divine paradox – on one hand, we are in control. On the other hand, by staying at peace and trusting the universe to balance itself in our favour, we are in a sense letting go of our control and focusing on enjoying the moment.
As mentioned, perhaps it is more reasonable to see ourselves as Gods/Goddesses instead of someone separate from us watching from a distance. Some things may remain a mystery, such as why some suffer in a tragedy and why some don’t. There may be no adequate explanation that satisfies everyone’s questions. In such times, people may ask whether there is God and if there is God, why doesn’t God do anything about it? My take is that since we are gods (or goddesses), we all can do something to help one another, whether near or far, in our own ways. Each of us is God in action, expressing Love to ourselves and others. Sending peaceful energy through healing thought prayer is one way of expressing love, for example.