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God ! please solve this dilemma

April 15, 2010

Ever wondered the irony of this situation— “We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.”

Any problem, any stress, any confusions and we start praying to God, we start pleading for solutions, for help. But isn’t it is funny God is the one who has given the confusion; he is the one who is responsible for the crisis in the life. And we ask him to help us.

What are the intentions of Mr. God?

Is it because in normal happy times we often tend to forget him and this is his way of reminding us of his existence?

Or he wants us to become strong to face the upheavals of our life?

or does he derive some pleasure in seeing his children suffer?

As a parent we never want our children to face any anxieties/ stresses/difficulties then how come God, our creator, our mentor and if he loves us, cares for us, and if we are his children then how can he let us suffer?

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  1. April 15, 2010 11:55 am

    A fellow blogger once asked me a question; why do people fear death?

    Well I came up with this. (Thanks to carefully reading the three volumes of ‘Conversations with God’ by Neale Donald Walsch, for enlightenment)

    Let’s go to the beginning. Let us assume that what ever existed in the beginning is god. Let’s say that this being had the conceptual knowledge about everything I mean everything.

    Example- You know in your mind how it feels like to stand under a tree in the morning with your eyes closed and suddenly a dew drop fell from one of the leaves and burst on the tip of your nose.

    You can feel the sudden chill of the dew drop in your mind theoretically but what if you have no practical experience of such an event? How terrible that must be? Alas! you just stumbled upon the motivation for god to create us and everything around us.

    Since many scientists argue that matter cannot be created and simply be transformed (something can only come from something else) so what if this intelligent being the alpha divided itself into two (we have sacrifice here!) and one half burst into billions of small lights (souls ? or big bang? your pick) and eventually evolved into us. We are all part of god. That spark is inside all of us living and non living. Through us god is experiencing everything it knew the good and bad, the smile and tears, love, hate, sacrifice, joy, fear, happiness and the bliss of life.

    All of us tick and live for this and nothing else. There is no heaven and hell. Those who are aware of this truth (the masters) understood that, when they die, that spark of god inside them will rejoin the other half of god completing their cycle or purpose. You can call this nirvana or bliss or heaven. These people knew their purpose of creation and they are not afraid to die. They knew what is inside them.

    Those who simply can’t figure out this truth are the ones who are living in hell; these are the ones who are afraid of death. They will have to take a lot of lives to realize this truth. So we have re-births after rebirth till they find out this truth.

    You and I are a walking, talking and thinking examples of the beauty of experience. Through us god is relishing this experience.

  2. April 15, 2010 12:08 pm

    I always thot… the more depressing the downs in my life … the more amazingly highs i am gonna see in future!!! For all the downs and highs in life…I hav only one pet line-“MAKTUB… its already written!!!” makes accepting both easier…God in btw… is mere negotiator!!! Btw .. I am not atheist… I do pray everyday…I pray to HIM so that he can try and negotiate the sufferings in my life.!!! 🙂

    • April 16, 2010 1:16 pm

      we all hope and wait for the good things to come but to pass through the bad times that is mpst painful and that is the time we lean on God but the question still remains the same. why should he in the first place give us pain?

  3. April 15, 2010 12:19 pm

    HI Anju,
    I personally feel like we are all here to become better human(e) beings. Better than we were yesterday.
    Think of life from its first initial commencement. When a baby is born, what does it know except hunger and pain(for which he cries). This baby grows and in this process of growth he learns new things, he falls but still learns to walk, he stutters and struggles but still learns to talk.
    The problem with us adults is, we think we are grown up and have learned everything…know everything..and hence think we dont need to fall in order to learn more. But in its reality, there is so much we still dont know, so much we still need to learn. And yes, God knows this better than we do. He gives us only those many problems as he KNOWS we can handle. I think a person who is in the worst possible situation is actually the luckiest guy, cause God has given him the chance to learn and become better.
    Tell me, have you ever seen a person who technically by the books has everything worldly he could possibly want, but is still unhappy? Thats cause he never found himself through learning. When you get everything with a silver spoon in your mouth you dont learn the intricacies of life.
    This refinement of the soul doesnt come living under palaces. And think of it this way…this soul we have lives forever…yes eternity. We are so worried about our petty problems now, while forgetting this big beautiful journey we are yet to embark upon.
    There are still many lives to live and lands to discover…the lands and beauty God created. Opening our hearts and minds to the infinite possibilities is what will make us accept and understand Gods ways better.
    I do hope this comment hasnt become boring…but this is simply what I think. And just to clarify- I have seen death and suffering far too many times and too close to home and too soon. But I still Believe in Gods infinite Divine Love.
    Much Love,

    • April 16, 2010 1:20 pm

      even I believe in God, i do believe that what ever happens is because of his will. statements like Pain makes us more strong, after pain will come happiness etc etc is all thoughts to satisfy our mind and heart so that we look forward to the end of this period but the fact remains that as I wont like my children to face any adverse situations then God should also not like his children to suffer.

  4. April 15, 2010 6:34 pm

    This comes at the right time for me. Why does god let seemingly bad things to happen to us if he loves and cares for us? How does being emotionally hurt and weak help us learn anything if we are feeling bitter? Ah, I have been battling these questions for the past few weeks.

  5. April 15, 2010 11:53 pm

    Dire situations cause to reach out for Dire measures. God as we all know (at least we believe) will come to rescue us, no matter what situation we are in. This is how we have been brought up. This is the very essence of leaning to an invisible shoulder hoping that it will provide some support.

    For kids, parents are god on whose shoulders they can sob all their pains and worries. For a wife, her husband is her source of motivation and consolation. On the other hand, the husband looks to his family to gain support and sympathy.

    It’s a very good thought that you bring up.

    • April 16, 2010 1:23 pm

      yeah we need someone’s support to lean on that is why we turn to God. with the hope that he will surely find some solution to our problems but there are times when even he is not able to help? How can GOD not do any thing for us in those situations?

  6. April 16, 2010 10:46 am

    All HE wants to ensure is that we dont forget him in good days, which we tend to do so.
    Dont our parents put us to peculiar situations and we realise that when we become parents.

  7. April 16, 2010 4:40 pm

    Speaking frm my personal experiences, People forget god in their good times!
    and turn to him and curse him for the pain in the hard times!
    An those who doesn’t believe in god (like me) kno tat pain and hard times and not god gifted!
    when u work hard, follow rules, and good deeds, u face good time.
    even the ppl who follow or believe in god, agree to the same. If they are happy : its bcoz they have worked hard, and achieved success. Now y dont they say tat god did all the hard owrk, god did all the planning and execution. No! they wont say… coz they kno tat it is doen by them.
    But then y dont they realize tat the same logic works in tough times too….

    I m no saint , no lecturer, not even a diplomat, not even against God, but wat i said was from my heart…. 🙂

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