“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee,
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41: 10 NKJB
God will be with you and help you…if you choose God.
Right now, in the world, disasters are occurring everyday; both natural and man-made. Those who are suffering in the wake of these occurrences often experience almost magical moments of rescue and protection, while others appear to not.
Why is that? Why does God appear to save some and not others?
There are a number of factors at play here. First, God does not play favourites. God desires peace, calm, health, and safety for all His children. God loves all of them.
The reverse cannot be seen as true, however, that all of God’s children love Him. No, that is not always the case. And so when disasters appear, and the results are not always the ones desired by those involved specifically or peripherally, often God is blamed.
If God has been rejected, if He is not called upon to help, if His voice is not listened to and heard when He speaks within one’s heart, if His Angels are not summoned and commanded into action, if belief is not there on the part of the human and trust is not in place, then the great saving mechanisms of the Godhead cannot spring into action, because they have not been chosen.
And yet sometimes, God rescues anyway, despite our own choices. Sometimes, He helps overcome great horrors and makes sure the person is pulled from the rubble. Sometimes, one’s destiny is such that it cannot wait another lifetime to be completed. Sometimes, it must happen now, in this lifetime. And then the act of being plucked to safety may be what catalysts a complacent life into a lifetime of love and activism, and full awareness of a more powerful Being’s existence.
For one individual, the act may reassure. For another, the act may re-define. For yet another, the act may introduce.
And what about all the prayers of believers being thrown at the event?
With the resultant rescue, one’s belief is confirmed. With loss, does one’s belief need to be shattered? No, there are far worse things than death. Those who have passed over, for moments or hours, recount peace and love more profound than any experienced in this world. And so one must not measure success or loss by man-made rules and desires.
What of those who have rejected God? Those who are aware and mature? Is the act of seeming failure a punishment? No, the same rule applies, but those involved have more power over the results and their experiences with the results than they may realize.
For those with belief, the power of the comfort of the Godhead is unstoppable in its ability to quench the thirst of loss. For those who reject, it is available, but free will is too, and so the choice must be theirs. But even for those who reject, Angels of comfort both human and non, are sent to try to console.
For God is ever-present and ready to offer love.
Simply ask and it shall be given.
“Fear thou not, for I am with thee…for I am…God.”