Ever noticed that the only time we truly address God is when we are in serious shit? How often do we pray, just like that, because we feel like having a chat with God? Really? We pray when we need him or a miracle, when we’re in deep shit, than we ask for God’s help, forgiveness, you name it.
We get hurt, what do we say? “Oh God”. We are surprised? “Oh My God!” We’re hoping for something big? “Oh God Please!” And let’s not even mention the time we scream his name in pleasure! Hee.
Many of us will start praying when faced with a decision or a situation that is too big for their little souls. We’ve been told we have cancer; let’s pray! We’ve been told someone is sick; let’s pray!
What about the good times? What and who do we pray to or give thanks to? Why is it that we only refer to God in times of trials? Isn’t he supposed to be around us all the time, and not just in times of needs? Is this, once again, one more facet of our hypocrisy?
It’s sad isn’t it, to think that some of us only pray when we want something? This is so much like the kids - parents’ deal. Kids don’t want to hear, see nor talk to their parents until they are in trouble or in some kind of shit hole… and like most parents, God will come and help…and most importantly will forgive. Now that’s pretty amazing when you think of it. If you believe, of course.
Ever wonder why God lets us suffer? Or why he takes something from our grasp? It is said that it’s not to punish us, but merely to open our hands to receive something better. You must have heard before: “The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you”. I was told that we suffer in order to get close to God and to welcome him/her/it in our lives…
He must feel very welcomed here, I tell you
UPDATE: This line of thinking was prompted by something I’ve read on a blog. When I first started blogging I had landed on a blog that was also just starting. This woman, in her forties, was thinking of having an affair. I would leave comments and rattle her cage at times, because some of the things she would write would upset me; not because I had issues with what she was about to do, but because of how she would “present” it. I thought it was too lenient of her to think God would forgive her, because after all, he’s all good and such… I hope it does answer your question oh dear Monkey. ;-)