If you have ever found yourself in the conversation with someone who had an issue with serving God because of the pain in the world, and all the wrong-doing, then read on…by the way, The process of arguing to not serve God because of all the pain in the world is called theodicy.
What’s all this pain happening for?
Why isn’t God doing anything about it?
Because lives are perishing all over the place at such a market pace that it’s…astounding.
Why are there 148 million orphans in the world?!
Why is their 27 million slaves in the world today?!
We as the Church can look back and say…
“Well God, exert your will! If that’s your will do something about it!”
“I’m constrained to work through the hands, the feet, the hearts, the minds and the lips and the lives of my church. And if you do nothing… Nothing is being done!
Why would I serve the Christian God? All this hurt and pain, orphans, slavery, death, hurt…why isn’t He doing anything about. I think He is asking us that very question, all the time, especially when we ask Him that. We have no right to ask questions to which we do not wish and surrender to be the answer to.
God has always been waiting for you, to do His will. This is how He intended it and how He is ever waiting to accomplish it. Even miracles, manifestations of Heaven of which no human can boast in, are still called down by a praying heart. So, if you are hung up on the amount of atrocity, or sitting across from someone who is, and that’s what’s keeping you someone from serving and surrendering to God, then I wager He’s thinking the same thing!
“If only this person would be willing to really do something about this, then they would at last see that I want things right more than they ever could. They don’t serve me because they know me. They lament and stay at bay, when I am more invested in providing an elixir to the very things that they claim would arouse them to joining in My Holy campaign.”
I believe God would never renig on His invite for anyone to join with Him, but how much more is that true when you mention healing the world, making On Earth as it is in Heaven a reality! Don’t associate the attributes of the Devil with the nature of God. He is the healer. Do not excuse away allegiance for God simply because you point out un-acted upon hurt still alive in this world. That is the very purpose of God’s leaning toward earth …Restoration!
There’s never been anything wrong with Christ, only with how Christians carry around His name as they live their lives. Don’t let what’s wrong with Christians keep you from serving what is always Right with Him.