This is probably going to be the most contentious thing I write, it’s totally off subject and something I normally wouldn’t talk about but, it’s a perpetual discussion I have with people. How is one supposed to have faith in someone they can’t physically see?
It’s said that God controls things that go on in the world but why would someone with that kind of power let certain things happen to people? I question my faith every day. Sometimes I feel like God and the devil are playing with our lives. Like we’re put in the middle of their foolishness and their quarrels and are used as puppets. It doesn’t mean that I don’t believe in God because I very much believe in God and the devil. I believe that they are both real otherwise what other explanation would there be as to how we got here and why things happen.
Faith and trust is the same thing. I have a hard time trusting people who I can see on a day-to-day basis let alone trusting or putting faith in someone who I cannot physically see at all. It’s tough. Why should I trust someone that lets me go through rough times and experience pain? I get the whole it makes you a stronger person and teaches you how to deal with difficult situations because trust me my life has been anything but easy, but why? I don’t go to church or read the bible as much as I used to in order to understand the word and my issue as far as that goes is most church goers are hypocritical. Most tell you what you’re not supposed to do, point the finger and preach AT you not TO you. I’m a visual learner, not only that but when someone tries to explain something to me I don’t just trust what they say and go on about my business. If it’s something I could care less about than obviously that’s totally different but, if you want me to understand your logic about something I need proof…facts. I need it to make sense to me. Even if you make it believable and I walk away honestly believing you, I will still do my research. When I try to apply certain situations from the bible to everyday life or situations nowadays it just doesn’t make sense therefore some things I just can’t comprehend. I understand I should try to put myself in those times but I can’t do that completely because I wasn’t alive during that time period so my mind doesn’t relate. Maybe reading the bible more may help, it may not. Am I wrong for thinking this way?
What I don’t understand is what Gods purpose in creating us is? I think about it this way. If I have some Lego’s, my objective is to build whatever type of setup my Lego’s are. Once my village, ship or whatever is built and I have the Lego people assembled I use them as my action figures or puppets and play with them. That is the conclusion. I build them to play with them. Sometimes I’m gentle other times I’m extremely rough on them. So what’s His purpose? Are we just something for them to control and play with? Again, I understand this may be a touchy subject for some but it seems to be a continuous conversation between friends and me. What are your opinions?