IS GOD LOST?
Is God Lost?
This is a question one of my Facebook page fans asked me two days ago. And requested I write about it someday. I may not have all the answers or this post may not strike a chord, but I pray the Holy Spirit will give you the answer that best fits your present need.
However, this is what I have to say in answer to your question:
Why is God so hard to find? Why does God seem distant?
Sometimes God could be distant probably because He wants us to trust Him, His Words rather than our ‘feelings’. But instead of concluding that God is distant often because He is teaching us to trust or rely on Him more, I feel sometimes we need to run a check on ourselves, if we are not the ones chasing Him out of our lives.
Is God lost? The answer, I believe sometime lies in our freedom and God’s respect for it.
I remember once hearing a preacher say: “God is a gentleman, He doesn’t force Himself on you.”
He does not invade our space.
Andrew Wommack said in his message titled ‘The nature of God’ that; “God is sovereign, but He doesn’t ‘sovereignly’ control the earth, what happens in it or us as individuals. That is why He is not going to force every body on earth to come to Him. He gave us the power to chose. When we decide not to obey Him, or serve Him, or that we don’t need Him, He doesn’t compel us to obey, but He silently and gradually withdraws and probably stay somewhere watching us till when we decide we need Him”
If we have chosen to push God out of our lives, and He will not violate that choice by pushing Himself back in. He has left abundant evidence of His existence in nature and dropped in telling clues of it from the supernatural realm.
But He remains behind the veil, knowing that if He forces his presence on us, we will have no choice but to believe, and the freedom He has given us will be compromised. We must repudiate our choice of self and express our desire for a restored relationship with God before He will move in.
Our choice of self over God also explains the continuing presence of evil in the world.
The disobedience of the first couple opened the gates to evil, and in the name of freedom, God had to let their choice stand.
But just as humankind chose to bring evil into a world of good, God now offers us the option to bring good back into a world of evil.
We can invite God back into our lives and restore the lost relationship, thus finding authentic love and meaning in spite of the ravages of a world infested with evil and death.
What answer will you give if you were asked this question?